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Lighthouse for Blind holds beeping Easter egg hunt

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Published:   |   Updated: March 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM
NEW PORT RICHEY -

Youngsters thrive on the excitement from Easter egg hunts, so Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind didn't want their youthful members to feel left out.

During last weekend's Easter egg hunt, plastic eggs emitted a beeping noise so the children could locate them by sound, organizers explained.

Scores of children dashed around the field to find the prizes at the Cotee River Lions Club grounds, in the New Port Richey area.

Some 60 people also attended the Lighthouse picnic that preceded the holiday festivities.

Bob Memoli, the 2012 King Pithla of Chasco Fiesta, let many children wear his crown.

Carmel was very popular with the kids as well. The seeing-eye dog belongs to Sylvia Perez, the executive director of Lighthouse.

The nonprofit organization provides free services to young clients through programs such as the Little Lighthouse for children up to age 5.

For information call (727) 815-0303 or visit the office at 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd., Port Richey.

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