Event: Easter Egg Hunt at Mack Park on Saturday


It’s time again for the annual Greater Smithfield Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg hunt. Plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes are hidden throughout Mack Park (or the Rec Center if weather is bad). It’s fun for children of all ages. The hunt begins at 9 AM sharp (or 9:30 AM at the Rec Center). The egg hunt is very popular, everyone has a great time, but it’s over fast so come early and be patient.

Event: Night of Giving tickets going fast


Hurry and get your tickets to the Greater Smithfield Chamber’s Night of Giving. Only 30 tickets are left for Saturday’s annual benefit dinner and auction. The Gallery Café and Café Sabor will be catering a prime rib dinner and chicken cordon blue. After dinner will be a Christmas tree and gift auction. Proceeds benefit families who need a boost this holiday season.

Sign up for 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


Sign up now for the 6th annual Charity Golf Tournament sponsored by the Greater Smithfield Chamber of Commerce. Play at the wonderful Birch Creek Golf Course and give to the community. This year the proceeds will benefit Summit Elementary’s portable computer lab. The cost is only $350 for a team of four including 18 holes, cart and even breakfast.

Event: Easter Egg hunt this Saturday at Mack Park

Over 1200 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes will be ready this Saturday for the stampede of children at the annual Greater Smithfield Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt begins at Mack Park at 9 AM so be there a little early and be patient. Past Easter Egg hunts have been a big hit and everyone had a great time. See you Saturday!

Night of Giving raises over $15,000 to bring holiday cheer to families in need

Image: Smithfield City Councilwoman Kris Monson

The Night of Giving was a sellout crowd this year with 214 people attending. We had to add a silent auction this year because of all the generous donations. There were 25 items up for silent auction plus all the trees and gifts donated for the live auction. This year Jared Parker and his dad Lane Parker kept everyone on their toes as the bids were flying. The Parker’s donated their services as well.

Sprinter egg hunt

Image: Frozen egg — A lone egg in a field of white, ready to be found Saturday morning.

No amount of snow could stop children in pursuit of easter eggs. The sun shown on new snow at Mack Park Saturday morning as children and parents waited patiently for the easter egg hunt to begin. And then, all at once, they were off. What took members of the Greater Smithfield Chamber of Commerce all morning to set up was over in just a few minutes. [UPDATED: Added 12 more images from Kris Monson]

Night of Giving tickets still available

Image: Night of Giving

Tickets are still available for the Night of Giving. The 3rd annual benefit starts with a prime rib dinner by Culinary Concepts followed by a Christmas tree auction of trees decorated by local businesses. The Greater Smithfield Chamber of Commerce reports that last year $12,000 were raised to help buy toys, food and some clothing for families in need. This year there will also be a raffle for a beautiful tree by Sugar and Spice. The benefit will be held this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the commons area at Sky View High School. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple and can be purchased at Lee’s Marketplace at the service desk.