Opportunity Enterprises’ Simply Amazing Market is blooming with festive Easter baskets, candy, fudge and decorations this holiday season. This year, the Simply Amazing Easter Open House will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OE’s main facility located in Valparaiso. The Market employs OE’s amazing clients who prepare homemade fudge, popcorn, and package everything in house.
In collaboration with Purdue University North Central’s business ethics class, the market will also host an Easter egg hunt beginning at 9 a.m. and free pictures with the Easter bunny from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the open house.
Retail Associate Brenda Kotys, has been employed at the Market nearly four years. She has been preparing for the open house with OE’s amazing clients and was the creator of the new flavor of the month, ‘Jelly Doughnut.’ Kotys attends Purdue University North Central where she will be receiving a degree in Human Resources this May.
“Our ethical leadership class needed to complete a service project this semester and the class threw some ideas around about what we would like to do. I suggested we do something to bring awareness to our organization and the developmentally disabled population we serve. Everyone is excited to be putting on a community wide Easter egg hunt in coordination with our amazing market,” said Kotys.
The class has volunteered to stuff plastic eggs for the egg hunt taking place on March 28 during the open house. OE is accepting gently used eggs or new egg donations. Donated eggs can be dropped off this week at the front desk at OE’s main facility or at the Simply Amazing Market at 2801 Evans Ave. in Valparaiso.