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Whitin Community Center Hosts Eggscrambler Event

Whitin Park was filled with cheers and celebrations Saturday morning, but not because children were finding Easter eggs.

Instead, the Whitin Community Center held an Eggscrambler and hid letters across the park.

“They are finding secret letters to find a secret word,” said Rockdale Youth Center program administrator Jennifer Castro.

Seekers searched high and low for the hidden letters, keeping track of each find on a worksheet. They needed to find all nine letters to unscramble the secret word. The hidden letters spelled out jellybean.

The scavenger hunt was no match for Harrison Hutnak and his brother Benjamin, but the letter ‘E’ gave them a little trouble.

A single golden egg hid among the letters for a chance to win a special prize.

“There is only one and it’s very small,” said Castro.

The lucky winner was a four-year-old named Liam.

The event was a socially-distanced version of the annual Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt. The Eggscrambler was the next best thing for both kids and parents.

“It’s a very safe activity, it’s outdoors. I’m not worried about being close with people. I just like to get them outdoors and tucker them out for nap time,” joked Laurie Hutnak, Harrison and Benjamin’s mother.

It was a popular Easter activity for families in the area. Castro said more than 45 families attended the event.

The money raised from the event will be donated to youth outreach programs at the Whitin Community Center.

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Fitness, family, and community are the core values of the Whitin Community Center. To help locals partake in these values, the center has a variety of exercise programs, a multitude of events that help families and friends bond, and numerous community outreach programs. There’s always something exciting happening at the Whitin Community Center, and you can be a part of it right now!

Whether you want to volunteer, join as a member, or just pop by for one of the intriguing events listed on their monthly schedule, it’s easy to partake in the fun.

Exercise as a Priority

Exercise is one of the backbones of the Whitin Community Center. If you’re an avid exerciser or you’re just beginning to work back into shape, you can look to this accommodating facility for support, guidance, and quality facilities.

Both aerobics and aquatics are mixed into the weekly and monthly schedule. So if you want to join a class of your peers to get some guidance while also having fun, it’s easy to do so.

There’s also athletic opportunities like basketball and tennis, plus health and wellness education, personal training, and much more.

Community Outreach


While the Whitin Community Center is a place where people come together to learn, exercise, and enjoy time with friends, the staff at this cherished local venue also goes out into the community to make a positive impact. Organizing food pantries and participating in town cleanups are two ways Whitin works to better the nearby community.

They also have some long-standing programs in place that you can become involved in right now, such as Camp Whitin, the Blackstone Valley Children’s Place Early Learning Center, and the Youth Outreach Program, which is free of charge for children ages 5 to 17. All of these programs work to create a fostering, inviting atmosphere where youngsters of all ages can come together, learn, and have fun while doing so!

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Come by the Whitin Community Center to work out, get involved in the community, or just to see what this impactful facility is all about. Also, feel free to browse their various social media pages such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

FREE Saturday Morning Fitness & Fun

Looking for something fun to do on your Saturday morning? Look no further! The WCC is the place to be! Join us every Saturday for our FREE Saturday Morning Fitness & Fun from 9:15am-10:15am for activities/organized games and from 10:15am-11:30am for outreach swim! Pre-registration is required.

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The Whitin Community Center (WCC) has been dedicated to building a strong community for nearly 100 years by providing critical programming, community support, free outreach programs, and comprehensive fitness and recreational services to the Blackstone Valley.  The WCC is home to the Blackstone Valley Children’s Place, Youth Outreach, and Camp Whitin, and as a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization, does not receive government, state or town funding. We rely heavily on fundraising events, membership and childcare payments, and donations every year to operate. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on the WCC as a whole as guidelines and restrictions continue to mount new, unbudgeted expenses that are needed to operate and keep our doors open. 

In regards to the families within our community who are likewise struggling financially and in need of affordable childcare, the WCC’s Youth Outreach Rockdale Youth Center (RYC) could have the potential to provide students with a safe, healthy, as well as socially, physically, and academically connected during this ongoing pandemic. In order to accomplish this goal, we would require the increased staffing and technological funds necessary to operate the RYC from 8:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday. Additional computers and tablets would make it possible for all students in our care, who may come from low-income backgrounds and would not otherwise have the tools at home, to complete their virtual learning that has become so prominent in this day and age.

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