Thursday, March 26, 2015
By Kacie Svoboda
On Saturday, March 28, from 2-4 p.m., the Hill City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Easter egg hunt at the Visitor Information Center grounds. The chamber chose the weekend before Easter to accommodate those who travel for the holiday and to stagger its hunt from the others held in the Black Hills area.
There will be three age groups for participating children: 0-3, 4-7 and 8-11. The event will last approximately two hours, depending on how quickly the children can search out the 2,000 plastic eggs stuffed with small toys or candy.
Three prizes donated by the hunt’s sponsors will be awarded for each age group. Last year, a Strider bike was one of the first place prizes. However, this year’s rewards are still being finalized.
This year’s sponsors are Harney Peak Inn, Hill City Mercantile, Krull’s Market, Alpine Inn, Things That Rock, Heart of the Hills Quilters, First Impressions, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills, Xi Alpha Chi Sorority and Dakota Stone.
In addition to the hunt, children may get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and get a new spring look at the temporary tattoo station.
“I just like seeing the kids’ faces when they find an egg,” said chamber events coordinator Angela Raderschadt, “especially the little kids who don’t know what’s going on and have to get help from Mom and Dad.”