Tribal Government & News

Easter egg hunt set for April 4

03.31.2015 Dean Rhodes Tribal Council, Events, Housing

This year’s Easter egg hunt starts at 10:05 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 4.

Organizer Deborah Kroeker, Tribal Housing Services coordinator, strongly advises parents to bring their children to the covered area in Tribal housing on Raven Loop on time. Or 10 a.m.!

“It will last around two minutes,” Kroeker says. “That’s why I tell people not to be late.”

Two minutes is about the time it will take for about 100 children to pick up 2,000 eggs.

An egg stuffing party was held Wednesday, April 1, at the Tribal Housing Department to prepare for the event.

Children will hunt in four adjacent areas, all starting at the same time. They will be split into age groups that give all the children an equal shot at the eggs: 1- to 2-year-olds; 3- to 4-year-olds; 5- to 8-year-olds; and 9- to 12-year-olds.

Parents are reminded to bring cameras for action photos and pictures of their children with the Easter Bunny, portrayed this year by Tribal Council member Jon A. George, who will be borrowing the bunny suit from and filling in for Tribal Elder Steve Bobb Sr.

Big prizes are inside the eggs, chosen again this year because they fit in the plastic eggs, and everybody loves the smell of candy in the morning, Kroeker said.

Tribal Council again supported the annual hunt with $500.