Easter Bunny gets help from Langdon Community Easter Egg Hunt

The Langdon Community Easter Egg Hunt is preparing to host the hoppiness event in Langdon as children in their Easter best hunt for colorful Easter eggs. 

United Easter egg hunt

Posted on 3/28/15

By Melissa Anderson

The hunt will take place on Saturday, April 4 beginning at 11 a.m. The hunt will take place at the United Lutheran Church in Langdon located at 1216 9th Ave.

The United Lutheran Church began the event six years ago as a community outreach project.

“[It was] just something fun we could offer for local children to participate in” Andrea Jacobson, who organizes the event, said.

The Easter Egg Hunt was started by the former pastor and his wife. Once they left, a group of church members decided that the event was worth the effort to keep it going.

“We’ve always had high participation numbers and had positive feedback. When we took it over, we decided to try to grow it a little bit by adding more eggs, goodie bags for attendees, and more door prizes” Jacobson said.

The group increased the size of the event by also doing more advertising to spread the word. As a result of their efforts the number of attendees has grown each year, and last year the Langdon Community Easter Egg Hunt had a record-breaking 130 children attend.

“It is a fun time, the kids seem to really enjoy it” Jacobson stated.

The hunt always takes place on Easter weekend with the hope that those people who have family or friends visiting for the holiday from out of town can participate too.

“We have a short Easter story, the big egg hunt, door prizes and then serve a lunch of hot dogs, chips, and cookies for everyone as well” Jacobson said.

The suggested age for the event is 2 to 12 but children younger are welcome as well.

“We don’t turn anyone away and often have younger siblings attend. I brought my daughter when she was one” Jacobson stated.

The United Lutheran Church does ask that children who attend be accompanied by an adult. The church tries to separate the kids into two age groups with the older kids in one area and the younger kids in another.

Ideally, the church tries to have the older kids find eggs outside, but that scenario is contingent on the weather and the conditions of the church yard and parking lot.

“The last few years we have hidden all the eggs inside the church. We will see what the conditions hold for this year” Jacobson said.

The first 150 children to register the day of the egg hunt will receive a goodie bag with a coloring book, crayons, candy, etc. Each child will get to find a pre-determined number of eggs which is announced prior to the egg hunt. The number of eggs allowed is based on how many eggs are hidden and how many children there are.

“Last year we hid almost 2,600 eggs and each child could find 23 eggs” Jacobson .

The eggs are filled with candy, coins, stickers, tattoos, small toys, etc. After the egg hunt we draw for door prizes, each child writes their name on a card when they arrive at the hunt.

To date, the church has 43 Easter baskets that have been donated by local businesses and individuals. The church will also be giving away Roxy movie theater tickets and Dairy Queen gift cards.

“As a grand prize, we will be giving away one boy and one girl bicycle” Jacobson said.

If anyone would like to donate egg fillers such as candy, trinkets, stickers, etc. please  drop them off at United Lutheran Church. Donations will be accepted until Sunday, March 29.

Individuals are also welcome to fill an Easter basket as a door prize. Those can also be dropped off at United Lutheran Church.

The United Lutheran Church would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who have already donated.

Jacobson would also like to thank all the volunteers who make this event possible.

If you would like more information on the hunt you can check out the Facebook event page “6th Annual Langdon Community Easter Egg Hunt”.

Be sure to hop on over to the United Lutheran Church on April 4 to enjoy the eggtastic Easter Egg Hunt starting at 11 a.m.