The 2021 provisional class of the Service League of Natchitoches has created a sensory-friendly “Easter Egg-Stravaganza” for children with exceptional needs as their community service project. Children with various sensory disorders and other special needs are invited to the Prud’homme Rouquier House Saturday, March 27 to enjoy an Easter event just for them, complete with games, activities and a subdued Easter-egg hunt.
The event is broken into two, 1-hour long sessions, beginning at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m to comply with Covid-19 procedures. Pre-registration is required to participate in this free event. Every person, adult and the child must be registered to attend the event. The activities for this event are planned to accommodate children from ages 4-10 years of age.
Often, the crowds of people and loud noises that can happen at community Easter events and egg hunts can be overwhelming for children with exceptional needs. The 2021 provisional class decided to create an event that will be less stressful for these individuals and their families to enjoy the Easter activities that so many of us have experienced. In addition to the egg hunt, children will have the opportunity to create Easter cards for nursing home residents, participate in craft activities and lawn games. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance, so bring a camera to snap some pictures.
The Service League of Natchitoches is a women’s service organization that has served the Natchitoches community’s needs for 70 years. Members focus on improving the community’s social, economic, educational, civic, and cultural conditions.