Easter Bunny gets help from Langdon Community Easter Egg Hunt

The Langdon Community Easter Egg Hunt is preparing  for its 7th annual event.

Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on 3/12/16

By Melissa Anderson

The hunt will take place on Saturday, March 26 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 egg hunt as a community outreach project that could offer something fun for local children to participate in.

“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,” Andrea Jacobson, who organizes the event, said.

The organizers have 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.

“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 free 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 200 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 had 187 children attend, a new record for us,” Jacobson said, “We hid 3,100 eggs, so each child could find 16 eggs. This year we have even more eggs to hide.”

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

To date, the church has 50 Easter baskets that have been donated by local businesses and individuals. The church will also be giving other door prizes away such as scooters and other outdoor toys/activities, Dairy Queen gift cards, and Roxy movie theater tickets.

“As a grand prize, we will be giving away one boy and one girl bicycle donated by the Langdon Eagles Aerie #3454,” 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 Wednesday, March 23.

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 “7th Annual Langdon Community Easter Egg Hunt”.

Be sure to hop on over to the United Lutheran Church on March 26 to enjoy the eggtastic Easter Egg Hunt starting at 11 a.m.