Benefitting Kids on the Block
If you look closely, so many of the programs we love to become involved with have helping kids at the heart of them. The grown-up Easter egg hunt has a 21-and-up policy, but don’t let us fool you – it’s all about the non-profit Kids on the Block. Bowling Green is lucky to be able to claim South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block as our own. Part of an international organization, our local chapter stretches far beyond the borders of the Barren River Area. Annually, puppeteers perform roughly 340 times in over 18 counties across the state of Kentucky, tackling tough subjects that include bullying, abuse, divorce, and physical and mental challenges.
When the chance to support an organization with these values was presented to us, we were happy to jump on board. The inaugural Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt was hosted at the National Corvette Museum, and saw a ticket sell out with a waiting list of more than 100 people. The evening featured a silent auction that raised over $3500, food, drinks, dancing, and an indoor Easter egg game.
Seeing the excitement on people’s faces proved what we already suspected: grown-ups just want to have fun. Perhaps the most fun of all was watching people haggle with one another over the contents of their Easter eggs. A non-traditional setup, they contained items chosen specifically with adults in mind, ranging from coupons and vouchers from local restaurants to free yoga classes.
As Kids on the Block looks to a new school year full of new challenges, continued support is always appreciated. To learn more about their mission and see a calendar of their upcoming events, visit the link listed below, or find them on Facebook.
South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block: http://www.kykob.org/
Here is a look at last year’s promo for the event. https://youtu.be/Ix5TbS0caf8