An egg-cellent event returns April 8

03.30.2023 Danielle Harrison Holiday
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By Danielle Harrison

Smoke Signals staff writer

The popular Tribal Housing Department Easter Egg Hunt will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, since Easter is Sunday, April 9, rain or shine, at the covered area in Tribal housing on Raven Loop.

As usual, organizers want to remind participants to arrive early or risk going home empty-handed as the young participants are very egg-er about scrambling about for the treats quickly.

In past years, the time for all the candy to be spoken for is about one minute after the hunt begins. Attendees are also asked to bring their own basket or bag to carry their treasure home.

This is one Tribal event that requires hard-boiled promptness on the part of parents and prospective Easter egg hunters, lest they miss out on the various treats.

“We are very excited to be able to have the Easter egg hunt,” Housing Services Coordinator Lacy Leno said. “We look forward to seeing everybody and watching the kids have fun finding eggs.”

There are four hunt categories for children ages 1 to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12. Typically, there are approximately 200 participants.

The Easter Bunny will be posing for pictures with children before and after the hunt, but parents will be responsible for taking their own photos.

Members of the Tribe’s Housing Department, Community Health employees and other volunteers stuff about 2,000 plastic eggs with candy during the week before the event. Tribal Council sponsors the hunt and pays for the candy.