As she waited for the start of the Easter egg hunt, 3-year-old Emberleigh Arnold, accompanied by her mother Jaden Arnold, of Wewahitchka, carefully tore up a large colorful sticker and decorated her face with it. [ David Adlerstein | The Star ]
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Gulf County unites for Easter Egg hunt

At first it seemed like it might be a washout, but on the contrary, Saturday morning’s unified Gulf County Easter Egg Hunt turned out to be an exceptional, albeit overcast, event.

A combined effort of the Junior Service League, the Wewahitchka Woman’s Club, HIPPY, Florida Department of Corrections, Centennial Bank, Gulf County Tourist Development Council and Gulf County Sheriff’s Department brought the Honeyville Park and Community Center to life.

Miss Port St. Joe Celie White counted down for the kids to begin racing in their respective hunting grounds, divided by age, for over 2,000 filled plastic eggs that were scattered throughout the park.

Once they were all gathered, and cracked open for their prizes inside, it was time for games, hot dogs, cakes and candy, crafts, face painting, and prizes for the children inside the community center, and of course a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, whose visit was arranged by Wewahitchka High School sophomore James Hardy.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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