This year is the first year we did an Easter egg hunt. I usually shy away from these sort of things as they bring out the “selfish” in people. However, I heard of a hunt at the Kimball Jenkins Estate. I decided it would be fun to give it a try.
The Kimball Jenkins Estate is a lovely piece of property gifted to the city of Concord. It is well known in our area for being a place that promotes the arts. Along with the arts they also rent out their facilities for weddings and other events.
“The School of Art was a gift to the people of Concord from the last of the Kimball heirs, Carolyn Jenkins. Carolyn was a longtime lover of both art and community and was herself a prominent figure in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. Through her career, she worked with legends as diverse as Angela Lansbury, David Carradine and Julie Andrews, and her appreciation for her hometown and the arts led her to dedicate The Kimball Jenkins Estate to the “encouragement of art” after her passing.
The Estate does a good job of bringing art to the community, and also helps the community itself make art, says Estate Director Ryan Linehan. “We want to honor the intent of the property and enliven the community in the process.”
The hunt started at 10:15 and ended at 10:19. It took very little time to pick that place clean! I will give it to the organizers…there was an abundance of eggs to be collected and it was broken up into age groups so the little ones were not mowed over by the bigger ones.
On a side note, I was very proud of Little Girl. A boy showed up late…an egg hunt is not something you want to show up late for…and Little Girl shared her eggs so this boy did not go home empty-handed. Proud momma moment!
To learn more about the Kimball Jenkins Estate you can visit their web page at https://www.kimballjenkins.com/