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11:42 AM, Mar. 13, 2013  |  Comments
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Easter Egg Hunt set for March 30

The annual De Pere Easter Egg Hunt will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at De Pere Community Center, 600 Grant St.

The free event is open to children 1 to 9 years old. It is sponsored by De Pere Optimist Club, De Pere Area Men's Club and De Pere Community Center.

Children and parents/guardians should arrive at 10:45 a.m. and dressed for the weather.

For more information, call (920) 339-4097.

AEDs installed at Community First

Community First Credit Union recently purchased and installed 20 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at its branch offices in Northeastern Wisconsin.

The measure to provide enhanced lifesaving capabilities in cardiac emergencies came on the suggestion of Mark Evers, a maintenance specialist for the credit union who also is a volunteer firefighter/first responder with the Greenville Fire Department.

According to the credit union, about 30 Community First employees underwent first responder training that included AED deployment. Training isn't required to use an AED.

Appleton-based Community First has a branch office in De Pere at 1700 Lawrence Drive.

County unveils social media widget

Brown County launched a coordinated social media widget for Facebook and Twitter to enhance visitors' personal web experience with the county government.

Those interested in following Brown County news and events in real time can go to www.co.brown.wi.us, where Facebook posts can be readily seen and a click on the Twitter icon will connect to Twitter.

Paul Gazdik, the county's emergency management coordinator and a member of the Brown County Social Media Committee, developed the widget. It was linked to the county's main web page with the assistance of applications support manager Laura Workman.

Great Bunny Train at railroad museum

Tickets are on sale for the Great Bunny Train, which will be rolling into National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, with the Easter Bunny aboard.

Admission to the Great Bunny Train event includes a day of entertainment, crafts and games for children of all ages, as well as a chance to ride the train and meet the Easter Bunny.

An Easter egg hunt and other activities will be held both days. The entertainment stage will feature a variety of musicians and magicians. Concessions will be sold.

All of the museum's regular exhibits will be open during the weekend.

Tickets for the Great Bunny Train are $10 for adults and children ages 3 to 12 and $9 for museum members. Children 2 and younger are free.

Advance reservations aren't required. Tickets can be purchased the days of the event.

Proceeds from the event will support the museum's educational programs.

The museum is located at 2285 S. Broadway.

For more information, call (920) 437-7623.

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