A day of egg-cellence

03.14.2024 Danielle Harrison Holiday, Events
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By Danielle Harrison

Smoke Signals editor

The popular Tribal Housing Department Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, rain or shine, at the covered area in Tribal housing on Raven Loop.

The hunt is traditionally held the Saturday before Easter. This year, Easter is on Sunday, March 31.

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 treasures home.

This is one Tribal event that requires 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.

For those who are looking for a healthy, egg-cellent opportunity after the hunt, there will be a community run/walk sponsored by the Tribe’s Children & Family Services Program in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. It will feature grab-and-go lunches, T-shirts and a goody bag to add to the Easter candy haul.

Participants are asked to meet at the West Valley Veterans Memorial on the Tribal campus following the egg hunt.