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More than 60,000 Easter eggs at Big Spring Veterans Home

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Home’s residents filling eggs with candy and gifts; area children welcome to join in hunt

Contact: Jim Suydam
MEDIA ADVISORY — Apr 04, 2012

AUSTIN — The 9th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home 9th Annual is set for 11 a.m. on Good Friday and kids of all ages are invited to join the fun.  

This week residents at the Big Spring home have stuffed more than 60,000 plastic eggs with candy and gifts donated by local businesses. All children are welcome to the free event, which drew nearly 2,000 egg hunters last year. Other activities include live music, hot dogs and ice cream.

 Children will be split up into three age groups for the hunt: 0 to 2 years old, 3 to 6 years old and 7 to 12 years old. Rumor has it the Easter Bunny himself may stop by. 

Texas State Veterans Homes are made possible through a unique partnership between the Texas Veterans Land Board, which Patterson chairs, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Texas State Veterans Homes are located in Amarillo, Big Spring, Floresville, Bonham, Temple, El Paso, and McAllen and Tyler.  

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Texas Veterans Land Board share the costs of constructing Texas State Veterans Homes. Because the Department of Veterans Affairs subsidizes a significant portion of a veteran's cost to stay in a Texas State Veterans Home, the daily out-of-pocket rates are well below market average and include the cost of medications.  

Texas State Veterans Homes are where honor lives. For more information, please call 1-800-252-VETS (8387) or visit the Texas Veterans Land Board Web site at

WHO:             Children of all ages

WHAT:          Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt
WHERE:       Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home 1809 North

Highway 87, next to Big Spring State Hospital

WHEN:          From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 6

WHY:             Fun for all, young and old.


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