Little Gems

Article by Terry O’Neill, former Lake Geneva alderperson.

The story of a child’s love. I don’t know where to start or how to explain the emotional impact that seeing an item at a garage sale had on me. The item was simple and simply made, but the message I felt when I saw it was love, the love of two children. It was made from a splinted piece of scrap from a weathered fence picket that had been cut into three pieces and held together with 3 nails and then mounted diagonally on a small base. As I looked at the resulting “cross,” that had been made from scrap wood I felt a child’s love for another. Matthew Chapter 11, verse 25 came to my mind “At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

A child’s love for another adds their life to others and that is what I felt. I felt it for both the one who had built this cross and the One who had died on the cross. The story of a Child’s Love is the story of the Cross and the innocents and purity of that love…
Remember that, and enjoy and appreciate the love and the reason we celebrate Easter.


The Lake Geneva Jaycees Annual Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 20th, at 10:30 a.m. sharp.
Seminary Park is the location of this Grand Egg Hunt, with over six thousand eggs! The kids have a great time as there are plenty of eggs to go around, raffles for Easter Baskets, a special appearance from McGruff the Crime Dog, and a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny.

This year Timber Ridge is inviting the community and resort guests to a traditional Easter egg hunt this Saturday from 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Bring your baskets, collect some eggs, and get a photo with the Easter Bunny.

Lake Como is also having an Egg Hunt this Saturday at 10 a.m. sharp, at the Club House. Children 13 years and younger are welcome to join in on the fun.

Williams Bay is having an Easter Egg Hunt, games, and face painting at the Lions Field house Saturday, April 20th at 10 a.m.

Fontana’s traditional egg hunt is also on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. At this hunt, the Easter Bunny will be making a dramatic appearance on a fire truck! Elkhorn and Delavan are having egg hunts this Saturday, April 20th as well.

Delavan’s egg hunt is in Phoenix Park at 9:45 a.m.

Elkhorn’s event is located at the high school in front of the gym, and if the weather is bad, it will be in the gym starting at 8:30 a.m., ending at 10 a.m.  There will be games, an egg hunt, and photos with the Easter Bunny. This is a free event, but animal shelter donations and cash donations are appreciated.

All egg hunts will go on regardless of snow, rain, or shine!




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