Since 2011, the Education Department has invited visually impaired or blind children and their families to participate in a Beeping Egg Hunt. This annual event is reminiscent of the Easter parties Corinne Melchers, with her husband’s encouragement, would host for local children each year at Belmont, complete with Punch and Judy shows, egg rolls, fanciful invitations, and plenty of favors.
The specially designed plastic eggs, made and donated by International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators volunteers emit a beeping sound that allows children to retrieve them using their hearing. Sighted siblings can also participate by wearing a blindfold. The event also includes a miniature animal petting zoo, sensory crafts, gallery activities, and healthy snacks.
Contact Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby for more information. Due to COVID restrictions, the Beeping Egg Hunt will not be held in 2021.