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Jaycees hold socially-distanced Easter Egg hunt

By Staff | Apr 3, 2020

Submitted Photo The Rugby Jaycees prepared boxes of plastic eggs for a socially-distanced Easter egg hunt this weekend. The event was announced on Facebook and had volunteers in gloves hiding eggs in the yards of children registered for the event. Families living outside Rugby city limits were invited to register and pick up eggs to hide in their yards.

Young Rugby residents had an opportunity to hunt for Easter eggs this weekend thanks to a new twist put on the favorite tradition by the Rugby Jaycees.

The original Easter egg hunt, which involved crowds of children and parents covering a wide area in search of eggs, was canceled by the Jaycees in mid-March.

The Rugby Jaycees announced in a March 27 social media post the hunt was open for registration to all interested Rugby area families. After the Friday deadline, the Jaycees set about hiding eggs in the yards of families who signed up.

“We will be hiding eggs in people’s yards Friday evening or Saturday morning,” said Jaycee Ashley Wangler Wednesday.

The Jaycees’ Facebook post said, “Due to COVID-19, we feel it is best for us to avoid events that bring a large crowd together, but we still want to bring joy to the children in our community!”

The Jaycees made an offer in the post to set aside eggs for families living outside of the Ruby city limits, adding all eggs would be handled by volunteers wearing gloves.

The hunt also featured a prize drawing for children registered for the event.

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