65th Eng. Bn. hosts Easter event

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Children from the 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th TSC, pose with the Easter Bunny at the unit’s Easter celebration, April 16, at Schofield Barracks.

Children from the 65th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th TSC, pose with the Easter Bunny at the unit’s Easter celebration, April 16, at Schofield Barracks.

Story and Photos by
2nd Lt. Kyle Suchomski
65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The Easter Bunny arrived early for Soldiers and families of the 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, April 16, here.

Soldiers brought spouses and children to hunt for Easter eggs and to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny.

“It’s an unwritten rule that we’re supposed to be giving back to the children, and that’s what I’m doing here,” Sgt. Cedric Burton, Forward Support Company, 65th Eng. Bn.

 

The Easter egg dying station was particularly popular. Children could choose dyed eggs at the Easter egg dying station.

The Easter egg dying station was particularly popular. Children could choose dyed eggs at the Easter egg dying station.

“I’m single and live in the barracks, so I wanted to take some of the burden off of others with families,” said Sgt. James Reeder, also with the FSC, 65th Eng. Bn.

Spc. Derek Jones, 70th Geospatial Co., 65th Eng. Bn., and his son, Davyn, participated in several of the Easter celebration’s events, including the aptly named “Chubby Bunny Challenge.” Contestants had to stuff as many marshmallows into their mouths as possible. Jones won the adult competition with a grand total of eleven marshmallows at one time.

Spc.  Jason Weaver, Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 65th Eng. Bn., attended the event with his wife Samantha and daughter Adaline. This will be the family’s first Easter together, and he said although it’s “tough being away from family, it makes us cherish the moments at home”.

When asked about some of his favorite Easter traditions, Spc. Kelly Bond, 95th Route Clearance Co., 65th Eng. Bn., said that one of his favorite Easter traditions was “hanging out with my wife and children, and cooking all day.”

Other events included an Easter egg hunt, a bounce house, an egg toss and spoon races.

(Editor’s Note: This article is a web exclusive.)

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