Make-A-Wish to raise funds with Easter Egg hunt at Ohio Valley University

VIENNA — A craft fair and Easter Egg hunt to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation in West Virginia will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24 in the Alumni Gym at Ohio Valley University.

The Easter Egg hunt will be held in the environs of the campus where more than 1,000 eggs will be hidden for children to find, organizer Cassy Offenberger-Uhl said. A prize will be inside each of the plastic eggs, she said.

“I don’t want to have any empty eggs,” Offenberger-Uhl said.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wish of a child facing a critical illness. Nearly 300,000 children have received their wish since the creation of the foundation in May 1983.

Offenberger-Uhl organized the Make-A-Wish benefit last year at the college.

Space remains for vendors and craft makers to participate in the show, Offenberger-Uhl said. Cost is $25 for a 10-by-6 space and all proceeds will go to the foundation, she said.

“I want as many as I can get,” she said.

Participation in the Easter Egg hunt is $5 a child, which also is donated to Make-A-Wish, she said. The hunt will be divided according to age so the little kids won’t have to compete with the older and bigger kids for eggs, Offenberger-Uhl said.

The goal is to make $500, but more is OK, too.

“If I can make $1,000, that would be awesome,” she said.

A Facebook page for the OVU Craft Fair and Easter Egg Hunt has more information for participants and a tentative vendors list. For more information, email Offenberger-Uhl at