July 23, 2024

Belmont to Host 10th Annual Beeping Egg Hunt, March 24

Belmont's Beeping Egg Hunt

Photos from Belmont’s Beeping Egg Hunt

Gari Melchers Home & Studio will host its 10th annual Beeping Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

The free egg hunt provides an opportunity for visually impaired and blind children, along with their families, to participate in an accessible audible egg hunt. Sighted siblings can also participate by wearing a blindfold.  

“Every spring I look forward to organizing and planning the Beeping Egg Hunt and related activities,” says Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby. “I enjoy seeing familiar faces and welcoming new families. I am especially thankful for our event volunteers.”   

The specially designed plastic eggs, donated by Stafford County-based International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, emit a beeping sound that allows children to retrieve the eggs using their hearing. The event also includes a baby animal petting zoo, sensory crafts, gallery activities, and the popular Touch a Tractor station. 

During the 1920s and 30s, Corinne Melchers, with her husband’s encouragement, hosted Easter parties for area children at their Belmont home featuring egg rolls, puppet shows, and plenty of favors.