Easter Egg Hunt grows into an Eggstravaganza
March 25, 2010
By Monica Wood
- Annual Easter Egg Hunt now requires over 30,000 eggs
- Eggstravaganza now includes wide variety of events - capped with the egg hunt
Fort Sill, Okla.--The annual Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza is April 3 beginning at 11:05 a.m. on Polo Field. The egg hunt, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, is open to all children up to age 11.
The hunt grounds will open at 10:30 a.m. to allow the first group of egg hunters to position themselves for the hunt.
There will be lots of activities available for childrens of all ages. Activities include pony rides, moon bounces and other inflatables, a children's cake walk, rock climbing wall, fantasy photos, striker, soccer kick, golf putt, paintball zone, face painting, a Toddlers Sports Zone, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a fire truck and McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog with the Little Peoples Smoke House, face painting; and child IDs and DNA kits. There will be candy given at all the games and candy in the Easter eggs.
Master magician Chris Fowler will present a free show at 1 p.m. Concessions will be available onsite including funnel cakes, snow cones, bratwursts, hot dogs, beverages and candy.
"Because the Easter egg hunt continues to grow every year with new added attractions, it will again be located on Polo Field," said Marion Doss, special events coordinator. "There is plenty of room for everyone and we have more than 30,000 candy-filled plastic Easter eggs to ensure everyone has a good time and gets plenty of candy."
Doss said this year the way the children hunt eggs is different. "Each of the four age groups will hunt eggs at different times so there won't be any problems with everything happening all at once," she said. "The hunt will be staggered in 30-minute increments starting with special needs to 3 years, at 11:05 a.m. There will be four different age groups for 18-months up to 11-years-old.
"This is a great family event," said Doss. "We invite everyone in Fort Sill, Lawton and surrounding areas to come out to Polo Field for a grand time for the whole family."
A 'Wild About Earth Day' tent will be set up, and kids are invited to stop by and get free coloring books and crayons. The children can also participate in fun activities and learn about recycling and protecting the planet.
Parking for the event will be in the two lots north of the Polo Club; overflow parking, if needed, is across Sheridan Road. Attendees should allow enough time to get from parking to the hunt.
"Event ambassadors will be onsite to assist our patrons during the hunt and at all activities," said Doss. A bicycle will be given to a member of each age group during the event.
For more information, call 442-9480.