Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers Prepare Eggs

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Let the Easter Egg Hunt begin, but first the eggs must be stuffed.

Seniors at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center as well as volunteers from Oregon Community Credit Union, The Frontier Girls, Looking Glass and even Sizzler have been busy stuffing 20,000 eggs with candy and stickers for the MEGGA Hunt this Saturday in Springfield.

“This is really a community experience. Everyone wants to come and help out. It’s fun stuffing goodies into eggs that you know kids are going to have fun finding, ” says Kim Lyddane, Willamalane Park and Recreation District Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator.

The classic event, presented by Willamalane Park and Recreation District, began in 1960. Last year’s event drew approximately 6,000 people. With warm weather and sunny skies on Saturday, organizers are expecting another huge turnout for family entertainment, crafts and games and Easter eggs.

The MEGGA Hunt is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Jack B. Lively Memorial Park.  Tickets are $5 per child and can be purchased at the event or in advance at any Willamalane facility.

Hunts are organized according to grade level and are at designated times.

Ages 5 and under 10-11:30 a.m. Every 5 min.
Grades K-1 10:15 a.m. sharp
Grades 2-3 10:45 a.m. sharp
Grades 4-5 11:15 a.m. sharp

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Here’s a look at other Easter egg hunts happening on Saturday:

River Road Rec Center is hosting its Bunny Egg-stravaganza from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $7.  Preregistration is required.

Greenhill Humane Society’s Dog-gone Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peterson Park.  Tickets are $5.

Fairfield Baptist Church is hosting a free community event at 2 p.m. for kids up to 5th grade.

If you know of any other local Easter egg hunts, submit it in the comment section below.

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  1. jessica says:

    Free Easter Egg Hunt!


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