Easter egg hunts set for Saturday in NYM area
By Chad Koenen
Do you want to see a child run at the speed of light? Put thousands of colorful plastic eggs with candy inside in front of them and watch the madness unfold. That is what will transpire on Saturday for the annual New York Mills Civic and Commerce Easter Egg Hunt.
The egg hunt will take place at Smith Park, weather permitting, at 10 a.m. There will be approximately 2,500 eggs filled with everything from candy to prizes inside. The egg hunt will feature three different age groups with children being able to get a little bit of sugar in their system before the long holiday weekend.
The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance on Saturday for pictures and a few laughs along the way.
Everyone knows the Easter Bunny is nothing more than a ham. Always looking for another great photo opportunity to steal the show and shake its little fluffy tail.
On Saturday, the Easter Bunny will get its chance to strike a pose with a wide smile and big eyes at the Ottertail Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt will begin at 12 p.m., but don’t blink, as well over 5,000 colorful plastic Easter eggs will disappear in the matter of minutes. Mixed in with all of the candy filled eggs will be 150 specially marked eggs that can be redeemed for a special prize inside the Ottertail Community Center. The age appropriate prizes include everything from games to toys and more.
“We have well over 5,000 and we make sure each age group gets a bunch. There are a lot of prizes. Every year we just keep making it bigger and bigger.”Ron Grobeck, Ottertail Chamber of Commerce President
The egg hunt is divided into four different age groups including ages 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10 and over.
Two Easter Bunnies will also be making an appearance at the egg hunt on Saturday. The larger-than-life Easter Bunnies will arrive around 11:30 a.m. for pictures outside, before going inside the Ottertail Community Center after the egg hunt.
The egg hunts will be held in the community park area near the Ottertail Community Center. The egg hunt will begin at 12 p.m. and lasts just a few minutes, before local children and their family crack open each egg to see what is inside.
Over 2,000 Easter eggs will be hidden at the city park in Bluffton on Saturday morning. The annual egg hunt will get underway at 10:30 a.m.
The egg hunt is free and is open to all children age 0-10.
The event is hosted by the Bluffton community and the Bluffton Hometown Days Planning Committee.