Spartanburg Methodist College is pleased to announce the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on the SMC campus on Saturday, April 12. The exclusive event, open only to Sheriff’s Department employees’ children and grandchildren, will also feature an appearance by The Easter Bunny.
In 2006 Sheriff Chuck Wright and his wife Kim happened upon information on The Easter Bunny Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a personal visit and a toy from The Easter Bunny during the week of Easter to children in hospitals and pediatric wards across the United States. In 2013, thanks to the Foundation, The Easter Bunny hopped throughout 33 states delivering smiles to 13,000 hospitalized children with the help of 92 Sheriff’s Offices and 4 Police Departments.
Sheriff Wright and The Easter Bunny have visited the pediatric floors, and other areas, of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Mary Black Memorial Hospital each year to share soft, plush Easter bunnies and the excitement and wonder that only a personal visit from The Easter Bunny can bring. Within the last few years, they have also visited the Children’s Shelter as well.
Several years ago Sheriff Wright expanded their mission to also include an egg hunt for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department’s families. “The annual egg hunt has been held at the Sheriff’s Office parking lot in the past,” shared Vicki Biggs, Senior Administrative Assistant for Sheriff Wright, “so we are excited to move it to SMC and have a safe, grassy location for our families and their children.”