The grounds of Mercy St. Francis Hospital will once again be “hopping” as Easter approaches.
The Mercy St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary plans to host its annual Easter Bazaar on Friday, March 11, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the front lobby of the hospital. The annual event will feature a variety of gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day, including homemade treats and handmade items as well as gift shop merchandise. All proceeds from the annual event will support projects of the auxiliary.
Then on Saturday, March 19, Mercy and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Easter egg hunt on the lawn of the hospital. The Easter Bunny will be there along with 3,000 hidden eggs. Kids will search with their own age groups: ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. One lucky hunter in each group who finds the golden egg will win a prize. From 1 to 2 p.m., there will be free face art and $1 balloon animals.
“We look forward to this event year after year,” said Cindy Tooley, executive director of operations at Mercy St. Francis Hospital. “It’s a great opportunity for families in the community to come together and celebrate the holiday.”
The annual Easter egg hunt at Mercy St. Francis Hospital, located at 100 W. US Highway 60, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, on the back lawn. For more information, call (417) 934-7000. To learn more about the auxiliary’s bazaar, call 417-934-7079.