Egg Hunt is “Huge Success”, Morrisville-Yardley Rotarian’s Launch New Focus to Upgrade Park Stage
Hundreds turned out for the return of the Morrisville Easter Egg hunt in Willamson Park last Saturday and that wasn’t the only good news of the day.
The Morrisville-Yardley Rotary Club sponsored hunt was sort of cancelled last year, due to COVID-19 concerns. Sure kids couldn’t come out to the park, searching high and low for Easter eggs. Instead, Rotarians put tons of eggs together and delivered to the homes of children, trying to normalize the day as much as possible for local families.
This year it was back to the William Park stage with children prancing with family and friends on the hunt for the well hidden, holders of goodies.
Rotary President Mike Yager said after the hunt event, he was really pleased with the turnout Saturday thanking all who contributed to the effort to make the event a success.
“In the end its about serving the community and the children residing in it” he said’
“Thanks to all my friends that donated and helped out with the egg hunt this year. Some of you will say you didn’t do much, but every little bit was huge and helpful.” Yager added.
The ramp up for the hunts return included a clean up day, too.
During the hunt festivities, Yager announced a new project the MYRC will undertake, the revamping of the stage in Willamson Park.
Yager said Morrisville Borough Council approved the planned revamp of the platform days before the egg hunt.
The stage was originally donated to Morrisville back in the 1960’s. With the return of outdoor events at the park. the grand stage needs lots of work, Yager said.
We wanted to take this project on three years ago, he said, but had to wait on what Council was going to do with the then proposed Williamson Park redevelopment plan. Now with that decided, Morrisville-Yardley Rotary Club can move forward with this new project,
Yager said he’s hoping to gain support for the project from the surrounding business community in the form of financial support.
As of today, we don’t have the costing entirely figured out we just know the stage requires a lot of work, some of which the Rotary will do on its own he said.
“The stage looks like hell” he said.
Yager is hopeful enough funding can be raised through grants and fundraising to do a complete makeover.
We need to have the ramp that is at the front of the stage relocated to the back area, need a new and more modern lighting system, the bird nests in the light towers need to be addressed, flooring of the stage, the metal rafters, it needs a lot of work, Yager said.
“The project will be as big as the funding we can pull in” he said.
Yager said anyone interested in donating the cause should contact him through E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
No timeline has been put in place, but you have to believe, Yeager and the Rotarians are eyeing the 2023 outdoor season to show off a newly completed state of the art stage, in a veritable heart of Morrisville’s Williamson Park.
Editors Note: Please note Council did not approve the fundraising for work to preformed on the stage, Borough Manager Judith Danko did, since it’s not an expense to Morrisville/.