Feeling lost without their friends, Cameron and Quinn Kelly gave them something to find.
The West Scranton siblings wrote inspirational messages, including “be yourself” and “you’re amazing,” and placed them in 44 plastic Easter eggs.
“We were really bored. We didn’t know what to do,” said Cameron, 12. “We were just going to hide eggs in our backyard, but we thought it would be more fun to hide them around the neighborhood.”
Jaime Kelly posted on Facebook about her children’s efforts and encouraged neighbors to find them when they took a walk. If they didn’t feel comfortable touching and rehiding the eggs, she asked parents to post photos on Facebook of where their children found the eggs. Neighbors and friends in Tripp Park responded with photos and messages of thanks.
“It made the week go by much faster,” she said.
Quinn, 8, said that on normal spring days, he would play tag or run through obstacle courses with friends. Seeing photos of his friends finding the eggs makes him feel more connected.
“I wanted to do it because it would be a good way for my friends to have fun,” Quinn said.
Sarah balances life as a reporter for The Times-Tribune and as the mom of two little girls. A graduate of Ithaca College, Sarah started covering education in 2006. She has received awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association, Inland Press Association and Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association. She lives in Clarks Summit with her husband, their daughters and their sweet pug, Sadie. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, 570-348-9133 or @HofiusHallTT.