FOCUS MARCH 2018 11 Come see for yourself, in store! 905-985-0715 170 Casimir St., Port Perry OVERRIDGE specializes in: • Gas, Wood & Electric Fireplaces • Canadian Made Furnaces & ACs • Quality BBQs & Accessories Proudly Serving Port Perry & Uxbridge For Over 30 Years! 20% OFF ALL SHOWROOM MODELS 20% OFF ALL SHOWROOM MODELS 16625 Old Simcoe Road, Port Perry 905-985-1709 Over 27 years experience Many parents throughout Scugog and the GTA agree that Swim Kids is the best choice when selecting swimming lessons for their children. At SwimKids,individual lesson plans are made for each child,allowing them to advance onto the next level very quickly,without waiting for the next session.Plus,SwimKids indoor pool is the only one of its kind in Port Perry and it is kept a warm 90 degrees. Owner Julie Goodwin,a Master competitive swimmer,national swim coach,ECE,NCCP III and recipient of a Provincial Coaching Award, created SwimKids 27 years ago. It’s one of the most inexpensive semi-private swim programs in the region! Children ages 2 1/2 and up take semi-private lessons in classes of only four children – with three instructors in the pool at all times! SwimKids is now taking bookings for their popular summer program. They offer four,two week sessions that run daily,starting July 3.Open from 7:30am to 8:30pm,you are sure to find a time that fits your busy schedule.Summer clients also have first choice of lesson times that become available throughout the year.Booking ahead is recommended! Call today to ensure your preferred time in their summer program. Summer will go swimmingly with SPRING LESSONS AVAILABLE Once per week. Monday to Sunday The Nutty Chocolatier in Port Perry has given away a whopping 450,000 kilos of Easter chocolate over the past 30 years! That’s 15,000 kilos a year, plus candy, donated for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Excitement abounds as 300 to 450 children hunt for a special rock, which entitles them to a candy bag and a chance to win an impressive 1’ tall rabbit, crafted out of the finest chocolate. Kids aged 3-7 are invited to participate. Easter Sunday, April 1, will be the landmark 30th year since owner of The Nutty Chocolatier in Port Perry, Ken Koury, established this popular tradition. “I opened my chocolate shop here in 1988, because I was craving chocolate. I’m a diabetic and I thought that Port Perry needed its own chocolate shop,” he explained. (Yes, The Nutty Chocolatier has delicious chocolate treats suitable for diabetics to enjoy). “I started the Easter Egg Hunt because I wanted to do something for the kids, and for people who maybe couldn’t afford the Easter Bunny,” Ken explained, when asked how he came up with the idea. The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by The Nutty Chocolatier has always been a family project. Even from a young age, Ken’s son Justin has dressed up like the Easter bunny for the occasion. Nine years ago, the Church Chicks joined in the fun by starting the Easter Bonnet Parade and Contest (11:30 a.m. registration, contest at noon), and as soon as it ends the Easter Egg Hunt follows at approximately 1 p.m. Ken also sponsors Easter Egg Hunts at his other store locations in Peterborough and Huntsville. “It’s a fun event,” Ken commented. “Everybody likes it!” By Lynn Campbell, Focus on Scugog The Nutty Chocolatier’s Sweet Generosity 30TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT O L D E F ASHIONED C A N D Y & I C E CREAM STOR E Ken Koury