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JALC Nursing Club to Host The Dr. Patchett Eggstravaganza Celebrating Neuro-Diversity

Published on March 19, 2024

Blow up decorations at Eggstravaganza.

An Easter Egg Hunt led by the John A. Logan College Nursing Club will celebrate kids’ neuro-diversity. The Dr. Patchett Eggstravaganza will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at Noon at the Main Entrance in the West Lobby. The event will start at 1 p.m. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, participants can enjoy games, music, and raffles. 

According to Professor of Clinical Nursing Dr. Heather Hampson, the event will have several egg hunt rooms specially designed for children with different needs. 

“Children with hearing, vision, or ambulatory difficulties will have a room,” said Hampson. “We will also have a sensory room for children with autism to explore, a quiet room with low-level stimuli, and a room designed for older/mature individuals with cognitive differences.” 

Hampson also added that a general egg hunt room for neuro-typical siblings and other children would be available. 

John A. Logan College President Dr. Kirk Overstreet says the Eggstravaganza is one of the year’s highlights. 

“I look forward to this event each year,” said Overstreet. “Our nursing students do an unbelievable job of organizing this event and making it inclusive. Seeing how much the children enjoy this event is an absolute joy.” 

For more information, contact Dr. Heather Hampson at 618-985-2828, ext. 8411, or