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CPRL April News

April 5, 2021

Annual Bowling Tournament
The Annual CPRL Bowling Tournament was held on GCU Founders’ Day-Sunday, February 14th at Coral Lanes in West Mifflin, PA. The tournament was under the direction of John Miller. The photos show the participants and winners.

Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny Visit
On Sunday, March 28, GCU CPRL held an Easter egg hunt/Easter Bunny visit after Palm Sunday liturgy. It took place at St. John Chrysostom church hall in the Greenfield section of Pittsburgh. Thirteen children, five preteen/teenagers, and twenty-one adults were in attendance.
As the children arrived, they were given bunny ears and directed to the activity table to dye or paint their own hard-boiled egg. Two adults were on hand to assist while the kids enjoyed making their own creations.

Then the pizza arrived and it was time to eat. First, Father Tom gave a blessing. Next, groups were called to the buffet line by tables in order to keep social distancing. Big Jim's pizza was delicious; both adults and children loved the white pizza. There was plenty so everyone could go back for seconds. Also on the table were individually-wrapped bags of chips, Easter candy and a variety of delicious muffins donated by lodge member/officer, Patty Niskach.

Following lunch, GCU giveaways were handed out to the adults; the magnetic clips and hand sanitizer were a huge hit. The children also received GCU giveaways: a draw string bag filled with jelly beans and a coloring book with crayons. Some chocolate candy was also included. Immediately following, Oz Magic (Billy Heh) provided a 30-minute magic show which mesmerized the children. It was very entertaining and the kids actively participated. Even the adults were watching the show. Afterward, every kid's name was called to select a door prize. There were even three adult door prizes awarded as a thank you for the adults taking time out of their day to attend with their children.

Due to the rainy day, the egg hunt took place indoors. Adults roamed the hall and entranceway strategically placing the eggs. Each child chose an Easter basket that they could keep. They were allowed to find 20 candy-filled eggs. Oh, the excitement!

Lastly, the Easter bunny paid a visit (thank you Beth Gulyasy). The bunny brought her own treat: homemade chocolate as well as white chocolate blessed Byzantine crosses. Some kids were afraid to get too close, but many took their photos with the bunny.

What a fun day! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

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