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Boys & Girls Club sends Easter feasts home to 350 Casper families (Photos)

People line up 6 feet apart at an Easter feast giveaway at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming on Friday in North Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. – Normally on Good Friday, the Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming is filled with children and their families all enjoying food and company ahead of the Easter holiday.

This Good Friday is anything but normal.

Fighting the spread of COVID-19 means most people won’t gather in groups. It also means more people are out of work.

With that in mind, the Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming with help from anonymous donors and volunteers were able to assemble Easter dinners and goodie packages for 350 families, which were handed out on Friday.

Sarah Farrer waits with her children Bella, 10, Wyatt, 12, and Scarlett, 4, during an Easter meal giveaway at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming on Friday. Her daughter Jovie Farrer, 7, not pictured, was at right. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

Staff made sure people stood together at safe distances as they waited.

“We’re extremely grateful that we could do this for the families this Easter season during this challenging time,” said Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming CEO Ashley Bright.

Bright said a philanthropist purchased ham dinners with various sides from Eggington’s, which were then packaged with bags of Easter candy and handed out.

Bright said the dinners were aimed at families who have been picking up lunches offered at the club’s sights while school has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming CEO Ashley Bright, right, helps a family gather an Easter feast on Friday. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Easter goodies were given out along with an Easter feast prepared by Eggington’s at the Boys & Girls Club. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Katie Taylor waits with her daughter, Kezzie, 6, during an Easter feast giveaway at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming on Friday. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)


The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.

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