DLH springs into Easter holiday with multiple activities Saturday

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Downtown Lock Haven Rotary member Diahann Claghorn talks to kids about the crafts the Rotary offered on Saturday.

LOCK HAVEN — The dreary and cold weather from last week seemed to offer a reprieve for Downtown Lock Haven Inc.’s Easter activities on Saturday.

Shoppers were able to enjoy sunny skies and moderate temperatures as they perused all the businesses in and around Main Street. Those who stopped by DLH’s office at 11 a.m. were able to take part in a contest of ‘egg’-splorers — a scavenger hunt that lead to multiple large eggs filled with prizes at participating businesses.

Businesses were kept busy all throughout the day. Those traveling down Main Street could see dozens of shoppers making their way from store to store, bags clutched in their hands. And if you happened to pass by Triangle Park in the afternoon, there was quite the crowd.

Hundreds of children and their parents packed the park starting at noon to take part in a variety of activities. Davis Insurance Agency donated supplies for a golf game, ring toss and sack race; the Ross Library and Downtown Lock Haven Rotary each offered Easter themed crafts; and a large line of excited youngsters waited for their chance to visit with the Easter Bunny.

Soon enough, many kids had a chance to strut their stuff and showcase their crafting abilities for the mini Easter parade. About a dozen kids with their bikes, scooters and strollers decorated for the holiday made their way around Triangle Park to the glee of their loved ones and the community.

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Pictured are the winners of various categories in Downtown Lock Haven, Inc.’s Easter parade. They are, front row from left, Aurora, Aubry, Kendall, Mia and Abigail. Behind them are the contest’s judges. From left, Ms. Holly from the Ross Library; Heather Corbin of Woodlands Bank; Patti Davis of Davis Real Estate; Hanna Stover of Momoyo Otsu; Ben Green, DLH Board representative and DLH Manager Kira Rosamilia.

Four lucky winners got to take home one of two $50 gift cards to It Is What It Is Sweet Shop, courtesy of Woodland’s Bank; or one of two $50 gift cards to the Bus Stops Here, courtesy of Momoyo Otsu and Smith’s Furniture.

Hanna Stover, of Momoyo Otsu, Heather Corbin, of Woodland’s Bank, Patti Davis of Davis Real Estate, Ms. Holly from the Ross Library and Ben Green, a DLH board member had a difficult time deciding which lucky kids got to take home these prizes. In the end 8-year-old Aurora and 6-year-old Kendall earned prizes for the best decorated bikes; little Aubrey took home a prize for the best scooter; and Abigail and Mia won best stroller.

“It was really hard to pick. They’re all so great,” Stover said.

DLH Board President Angela Harding credits the non-profit’s manager — Kira Rosamilia — for the success of the day.

“Kira Rosamilia goes above and beyond to bring family friendly, community oriented events to downtown Lock Haven. Not only to support small businesses, but also to create a sense of community,” Harding said.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. Manager Kira Rosamilia, center, talks to the winners of DLH’s Easter parade along with Hanna Stover and Ben Green who served as judges of the event.

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Joyce and Noah Auman take a break from crafting for a photo.

PHOTO PROVIDED A mother and daughter wear big smiles as they participate in a sack race.

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Three-year-old Ronnie is quick to ride around Triangle Park on his scooter decked out for Easter.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU A family checks out a sponsorship board and reads from a list of events Saturday morning.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU A ring toss game was one of many activities kids could take part in.


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