Alumni and Friends Easter Egg Hunt brings children together
With flowers and cherry blossoms in full bloom, it’s clear spring has arrived in Moscow, and along with it, the Easter bunny.
The University of Idaho Student Alumni Relations Board (SArb) will host its annual Alumni and Friends Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Administration Building lawn.
“It’s one of the few times when we actually get to reach out to, you know, a younger potential generation of Vandals, and that’s what’s really fun about it,” said Elise Moote, SArb chair of the Easter Egg Hunt Committee.
Moote said people will begin to line up around 9:30 a.m. to prepare for the hunt.
“Then everyone’s kind of let loose at 10 a.m.,” she said.
The egg hunt is open to children aged 12 and under, and each child must be accompanied by an adult.
“We invite children from the Moscow community, they don’t have to be necessarily like a family member of someone who works at the university or a family member of someone who has attended the university,” Moote said.
The Administration Building lawn will be divided into four sections — one for each age group. Moote said the hunts are staggered, so it will be easier for younger children.
“We have ages 0-3, then we have ages 3- 6, 6-9 and then 9-12,” Moote said. “The areas are set up a little bit differently, so 0-3 you’ll be able to see the Easter eggs pretty clearly … but then, you know, once you get to about 12 it’ll be a little bit more hidden,” Moote said.
The ordinary eggs children find during the hunt will be filled with candy.
“We’ve spent probably about four hours today stuffing over 1,000 eggs full of candy,” Moote said.
There will also be golden eggs, which the children can turn in for prizes if they find them. Ayla Neumeyer, SArb president, said the organization partners with local businesses to provide prizes for the golden eggs.
Neumeyer said anyone in the Moscow community with kids 12 or under should attend.
“It’s completely free, it’s really easy … They can just show up and it’s ready to go, their kids can go and find eggs and leave,” Neumeyer said. “It’s pretty short and it’s fun.”
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