The weather cleared way from the previous day’s rainy weather, to provide a warm sunny day for the festivities on Saturday the 26th of March. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology hosted its first ever community Easter egg hunt that morning with a large group of parents and children in attendance. The community service project was provided by the local SKILLSUSA chapter as well as students and faculty of the school to provide the community with a fun time for their children as well as raise funds to send TCAT McKenzie’s students to the state competition for SKILLSUSA in Chattanooga in April. This competition is held yearly to test students’ skills in the given trades they are learning about within the school. It places all students before industry and business leaders for career and networking opportunities in their given vocation. If successful at the state level, the students proceed to the national competition for even greater exposure.
During the event there were several options for the children for entertainment from a coloring page, to a movie in the student meeting room and even a photo op with the Easter Bunny himself or with Ollie the Safety Belt Otter. There was also T-shirts for sale with ads from our local and surrounding county businesses that supported the event. With the turnout pushing into the hundreds, the event was a big success.
We would like to thank Officer Bale for coming out to help with the egg hunt as well as the Easter Bunny and Ollie the Safety Belt Otter. For more information on how you can support your local TCAT or make a donation to our local SKILLSUSA chapter please contact Daphne Brown at TCAT McKenzie.