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I was sorry to have missed the Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Moss Museum this past Saturday, but my oldest daughter Mary and her son Sean had flown down to Florida so they could drive back up with me to Virginia. We took the opportunity to take Sean to Sea World, and it was so much fun! He insisted on sitting in the front row—the better to see the dolphins and Shamu the killer whale—and got a good soaking! I sat in an upper row where I wouldn’t get wet…this time. We also visited the Great Explorations Hands On Museum in St. Petersburg. Sean had a fabulous time climbing the banyan trees and fishing (he caught a crab and a fish). We even went on a boat ride there. It was great having Mary and Sean there with me for a few days and being able to take them to see a few of the “attractions.”

Pat and Sean take in Sea World on their way from Florida to Virginia.

I understand there were around 200 people at the Museum for the Easter Egg Hunt in spite of cloudy skies and chilly temperatures. Storyteller Susan Blanton, from the Waynesboro Public Library, was on hand to captivate young and old alike with her stories. After Susan’s performance, the children were divided into two groups, the very young to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten to fourth grade. All 900 eggs were found, and no one left empty-handed. Even the Easter Bunny was there! The pictures tell a story themselves of everyone having a good time.

Special thanks to Easter Egg hiders Jessica Winkler, Sarah and Brooke Gardner, Blair Stenson, and their adult helpers. Also special thanks to our Easter Bunny, Museum staff member Amanda Davis. The Easter Egg Hunt was partly sponsored by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education.

The 2005 Annual Easter Egg Hunt at The P. Buckley Moss Museum in full swing.

The next fun event at the Museum will be a free choral performance by the Stewart Honors Choir of S. G. Stewart Middle School in Fort Defiance, Virginia. Thirty-five children in grades 6-8 will perform at the Museum on Saturday, April 16, at 2:00 p.m. I’m very proud of the Museum and its staff and grateful to have the opportunity to “give back” to the community by providing programs such as free concerts, storytelling, and Easter Egg Hunts.

Storyteller Susan Blanton returned to the Museum to entertain children and adults alike.

This Wednesday evening I will be at the Museum for the annual WVPT Gala. Each year I donate a special print edition to our local public television station to raise money to continue its many educational programs. The WVPT Gala at the Museum is the official kick-off for selling the prints.

This coming Saturday and Sunday I will be at Prince Royal Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, for a show. I’m very excited about showing at Prince Royal again. It’s been many years since I was last there for a show, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing my old friends and making some new ones.

For release this coming weekend at Prince Royal Gallery, Alexandria, VA: Pat's print of the new World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

April 8 and 9 I will be at Up Against the Wall Gallery in Kingsport, Tennessee, for a show. Mark your calendars!

The Story Teller Revisited will be released at Up Against the Wall when Pat visits the gallery April 8th and 9th.

I’ll be at other galleries in April, too, as well as my April Barn Show, and I’ll be talking more about those in future newsletters and showing their special prints—so stay tuned!


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