Tribal Government & News

Hop to it: Early Easter means an early egg hunt

03.14.2016 Brent Merrill Tribal Council, Events, Housing

Easter comes early this year with the holiday being in March rather than April.

And this year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 26, at the covered area in Tribal family housing.

Housing Services Coordinator Deborah Kroeker said this is one Tribal event not to be late for.

“It’s an incredible event,” said Kroeker. “It’s the one event everybody shows up early for because if you show up three minutes late the hunt is over. If it lasts a full minute it’s a long time. Those kids are quick. They are out there, they’re getting those eggs and they are ready to go.”

The hunt starts promptly at 10:05 a.m. and there are four hunt categories for children ages 1 to 2, ages 3 to 4, ages 5 to 8 and ages 9 to 12. Egg hunters are advised to bring their own Easter basket to put their eggs in.

Parents are reminded to bring their own camera and Tribal Elder Steve Bobb Sr. is slated to be this year’s Easter Bunny again as he has in past years. Bobb will be posing for pictures with children before and after the hunt

“He loves doing the Easter bunny thing,” said Kroeker.

Kroeker said members of the Tribe’s Housing Department as well as a handful of other volunteers stuff about 2,000 plastic eggs with candy for the event. Tribal Council sponsors the event and pays for the candy.

“This will be an event for the kids to have fun,” said Kroeker. “The kids all seem to have a good time. This is old-fashioned fun. We get out there and have a good time. I think it’s fantastic.”