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Bunny Trail Led To Prairie Village Museum Grounds This Year

By Staff | Apr 10, 2015

Youngsters and their families hunt for Easter eggs on the Prairie Village Museum grounds.

This year’s Easter Egg Hunt, a resounding success by anyone’s standards, was held on Saturday, April 5th at the Prairie Village Museum grounds. The Easter Egg Hunt, is an annual activity hosted by the local Jaycees. The wonderment of this event was made even more special when the Jaycees, back in 2013 received a generous donation of items from the dollar store upon its closing. That donation is still being used today. The donation to the Jaycees consisted of thousands of packages of eggs, baskets, egg dye kits that they have been handing out ever since. In 2013 there were 155 children who participated in the Easter Egg Hunt, which was exceeded this year, and breaking all previous attendance records with 268 children participating. This year there were children who came from as far away as Bismarck. The Easter Egg Hunt in previous years was held at Ellery Park, however due to snow amounts in 2013 it was moved to the Armory parking lot. This winter, Cathy Jelsing, Executive Director of the Village Prairie Museum reached out to the Jaycees and inquired if the museum grounds could be of use in this year’s traditional Easter Egg Hunt. With this beautiful setting along with Mother Nature cooperating this year’s event became a record breaking year, with more children than ever going home with smiles along with goodies! Brekka Belisle of the Jaycees shared “We’re really excited about hosting the event at the museum, it’s some place new. We were able to set a few things up beforehand, rather the morning of, and it got families out to the museum that they have probably have never been there before which resulted in a win-win for all of us,”

Besides eggs filled with bubbles, toys, candy or quarters (quarters were donated by Farm Credit Services), and basket giveaways The Jaycees also do prize drawings. The winners were Everleigh Martin, age 1, from Lincoln who won a picnic table. Hunter Hoffert, age 4, from Bismarck who won a 16″ bike and Leda Donlevy, age 6, of Rugby who won the 20″ bike. The combination of the Prairie Village Museum, the Jaycees and this annual event, hopefully, if mother nature continues to cooperate, more records will be broke in coming years.

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