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The 1,260 Decorated Egg Challenge

In 2023, the Daytime Education at Recreation (DEAR) program will showcase a stunning display of over 1100 intricately decorated eggs, crafted by members of the Penfield Community. The genesis of this vibrant exhibition traces back to 2022 when Diane Meyer, a dedicated local resident and community volunteer, generously donated her extensive collection of clean, empty eggs to the Penfield Recreation Department. Over the years, she had meticulously preserved these eggs, consuming their contents with care before skillfully reassembling them, envisioning them adorned with her own creative designs. Although she managed to paint approximately five dozen eggs herself, she bequeathed the remaining 1,200 to the DEAR program prior to her passing, with the heartfelt desire that they would all be utilized and appreciated in a display for the community to enjoy.

The challenge was set: 1,260 embellished eggs, all to be showcased at the Penfield Community Center on Thursday, March 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  About 300 of them are in the “contest” portion of the event and will be judged by anyone in attendance that day.  This special lunch/lecture includes the exhibit as well as a short presentation on Unusual Collections from around the World and a sit down lunch beginning at 11:45  which includes a turkey bacon panini, chips, soup and desert for $8.  The exhibit and lecture which begins at 12:30 are free.  The contest winners will be announced after the presentation around 1:15. 

If you would like to see the eggs up close, this will be your only chance to do so.  To order a lunch call the Penfield Recreation Department 340-8655.


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