Provided by Kena Shriners
The Kena Shriners held a drive-thru Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday at their club headquarters in Manassas. More than 175 local children posed with the Easter Bunny in a socially distant display. They then received unique baskets filled with candy, stuffed animals, games and other Easter treasures. The baskets were made possible by generous donations from the public and local Shriners.
“We had to cancel our event last year due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Illustrious Jason W. Lotz, Potentate (President) of Kena Shriners. “It was so much fun to see the smiles on the kids’ faces and give them something with a semblance of normalcy. We hope to do more of that this year.”
In addition to a generous basket, Shriners passed out packaged snacks and drinks to the children as well as special gifts. The Kena Klowns entertained as children circled the building waiting to see the Easter Bunny. Also, in the basket were coloring books encouraging children to ‘Be Burn Aware.’
“Core to our mission is our charity, Shriners Hospitals for Children,” Lotz said. “The coloring books inside teach children about burn awareness and provide additional information to educate parents about the conditions treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children. We want people in the area to know they can turn to our healthcare system for specialized care and rehabilitation for congenital and acquired orthopedic conditions, acute burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and cleft palate, and neuromusculoskeletal conditions and injuries, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.”
More information can be found on Shriners Hospitals for Children and the public events the Kena Shriners have planned for later this year at kena.org.
About Kena Shriners
Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. Kena Shriners is one of nearly 200 temples (chapters) in several countries and thousands of clubs around the world and has more than 600 members in Northern Virginia. The Shriners founded Shriners Hospitals for Children as its official philanthropy in 1922. For more information about Kena Shriners, please visit kena.org. To learn about membership in Kena Shriners, visit the membership page.