Today is of course the day before Easter and the traditional day for Community Easter Egg Hunts, events that last year fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
Most have returned this year, including ones in Chadron, Crawford, Harrison, and Hay Springs.
The Chadron Chamber of Commerce has over 4,000 filled eggs to be collected beginning precisely at 11:00 at the baseball fields on North Main Street. There are 3 age groups: 0-3, 4-6, and 7-10 years old.
Following the Egg Hunter, Skeeter Richardson and Skeeter’s Napa Auto Parts is offering free hot dogs, chips, and drinks – carrying on the tradition starter by his father and former owner of the business Norm Richardson.
Safeway is providing free Easter baskets while before, during, and after the Egg Hunt, the Great Foundations Christian School and Learning Center is holding a fundraising bake sale at the ballfields.
The Crawford Easter Egg Hunt is also a project of the Chamber of Commerce and also begins at 11:00, but in the Crawford City Park and with a drawing afterward for a giant Easter basket
It features 5 age groups: 0-2, Pre-K and Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grades, 3rd-4th grades, and 5th graders. Parents are asked not to help their kids – volunteers will be on hand to do that.
The Harrison Egg Hunt also begins at 11:00 in the City Park, but with the Harrison Community Clubs the sponsor.
It has 3 age groups – Pre-K and Kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade, and 4th-6th grade – and the Easter Bunny has promised to make an appearance
The local Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor of the Hay Springs Easter Egg Hunt, which isn’t until 2:00 at Sunset Park.
There are 4 age groups in Hay Springs: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. No registration is needed and the starting lines are on the south side of the park.