This past Saturday, March 19, CLE hosted its seventh annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event was held in the grassy area near Monty’s in front of the football field and ran from 1-3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The hunt was a public event, inviting both the community and BU students to attend and participate.
George Kinzel, better known around campus as “GK,” said he believes “[the egg hunt] is a great opportunity to bring the community and the campus together for a Children’s themed weekend (CLE also hosted Kids Fun Carnival Sunday, March 20).” The event brought about 100 kids to campus to hunt for eggs, and Kinzel stated that every year they get about 75-100 participants.
It cost was $2.00 per person to participate, and that money went directly to Endometriosis awareness. The egg hunt raises funds for Endometriosis awareness every year, making it both a fun community event and one that benefits a great cause.
Volunteers from various organizations on campus helped make the day as successful as it was. Starting around noon, BU student volunteers – wearing yellow bandanas so that others could recognize them to ask for assistance – worked to set up the event, sign participants in, hide eggs, award prizes, and clean up after the event.
The egg hunt was split up by age groups and time slots to make sure everyone participating had a fair chance at finding eggs and to ensure minimal chaos. The eggs were filled with candy as expected, but several “Golden Eggs” were hidden each round, as well, which allowed the finder to claim a larger prize at the end of the event.
The day finished at 3 p.m.with the biggest kids of all – BU students – searching for eggs. Their eggs were filled with candy as well, but the “Golden Eggs” in this round awarded students with prizes of Husky Gold.
The day was filled with families, candy, prizes, and of course, the Easter Bunny. While some of the smaller children were terrified, others could not wait to take their picture with Peter Cottontail.
Overall, the event was very successful and from the comments made by the community members, it seems the CLE Easter Egg Hunt should be just as successful next year.