Easter parade brings smiles to residents of retirement community

Katya Matsko, president of the Future Business Leaders of America Club and Earth Club at Sedro-Woolley High School, passes out Easter eggs Friday at Country Meadow Village

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The Easter Bunny paid an early visit Friday to Country Meadow Village retirement community.

With COVID-19 protocols in place, members of Sedro-Woolley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America and its Earth Club worked with facility Program Director David Bricka to put on the parade.

Residents of Country Meadow Village wear hats made by fellow resident Betty Newcombe during an Easter egg hunt and parade Friday at the retirement community.

Residents came out on the sidewalks at the facility’s front entrance and the students paraded parallel to them — safely distanced — in the parking lot.

“They listened to the song ‘Easter Parade’ and wore festive hats created by resident Betty Newcombe,” Bricka said.

Residents also hunted for festively decorated eggs dyed by students on behalf of the Easter Bunny, and in return the students received special Easter treats from the retirement community’s residents and staff.

A resident spots an egg in a tree Friday during an Easter egg hunt and parade at Country Meadow Village in Sedro-Woolley.
Betty Newcombe stands in front of a parade of residents Friday at Country Meadow Village in Sedro-Woolley for an Easter egg hunt and parade. As creator of the decorated hats worn by the residents, Newcombe led the parade through the parking lot of the retirement community.
Randy (left) and Mary Miller collect eggs Friday during an Easter egg hunt and parade at Country Meadow Village in Sedro-Woolley. Randy was awarded a stuffed animal duck for finding one of the golden eggs.
Randy Miller collects eggs Friday during an Easter egg hunt and parade at Country Meadow Village in Sedro-Woolley.