Spirit of Easter celebrated

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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SMILES:  Some of the children at the Orator Hotel Annual Easter Egg hunt on Sunday.

SMILES: Some of the children at the Orator Hotel Annual Easter Egg hunt on Sunday. (Photo: Peni Alfred Luamanu II )

There was laughter, warmth and love at Orator Hotel as the owners and staff shared the spirit of Easter with the children. 

This is the fifth year since Orator started their annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children who attend their annual Easter lunch. 

This year about 30 children participated in the fun and excitement of looking for the hidden eggs. 

Known for their beautiful garden which expresses their love for the land, this was where the hunt was held. 

This is according to Charlotte Chan Mow-Brunt, General Manager of Orator. She was accompanied at the hunt by her husband, Leiataua Jerry Brunt, President and Owner of the Hotel. 

“The smiles on the children’s faces are priceless when they find the golden eggs and that for me as a mother is what I look forward to every year. 

“Growing up, this was something we did as children and so I wanted to share the excitement with our children and again it brings warmth to my heart when I see the big smiles across their faces when they find an egg.

General Manager of Orator Hotel, Charlotte Chan Mow-Brunt showcases the eggs to be given away at their Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
General Manager of Orator Hotel, Charlotte Chan Mow-Brunt showcases the eggs to be given away at their Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

“So every year for the past five years, we spent up to $1,000 specifically for this annual event, the plastic eggs and the chocolates, prizes and lots more to bring out the oomph of Easter for our Children is my target,” she told the Samoa Observer. 

“This annual hunt targets the local children, not necessarily meant for tourists, which is always the focus every year, because during slow season it is always the locals who give us the businesses and that is why the annual Easter Egg Hunt means so much to me and my husband.” 

According to Chan Mow-Brunt, five years ago they only had eight kids yet the eggs hidden in the garden catered up to 50 children and as the years passed the number of children grew. 

“It is getting popular, Orator’s Easter egg hunt, and this is our way of giving a back to our loyal customers and their children,” said Chan Mow-Brunt. 

“And this will continue on as an annual event and this is just one of our spot on events. 

“This should be a challenge to the other hotels to consider catering not just for the tourists but also the locals, after all when there are not tourists, it's the locals who keep our businesses alive and going,” she said. 

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