Update: The winner is Connor McIlvaine – who is in 2nd grade and the son of Brother Rob McIlvaine.
Connor posted the winning guess (without going over) of 1,114 pieces of candy. The actual count was 1,191. We had a lot of 1,200 guesses, but since we play by the Price is Right rules – those unfortunate participants came up empty handed.
Rob shared that Connor was jumping around the house with excitement at the news of winning. You might remember that Brianna, Connor’s younger sister was the winner of our Candy Cane guessing game at Christmas. I suspect that the McIlvaines are savants when it comes to guessing larget amounts of candy.
The Saint Simon Knights of Columbus are at it again. This time we have stuffed Easter eggs with many, many, many pieces of candy in the display case on Saint Simon Street.
The rules are the same as the candy cane game (closest to the total without going over), and we will be running the contest through Good Friday with a plan to announce the winner on the Monday following Easter weekend. Again, we ask that children 14 and under, submit only one guess as to the true volume of candy held within the eggs.