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Rugby Jaycees invite area kids to Easter egg hunt

By Sue Sitter - | Apr 3, 2021

Three thousand plastic eggs filled with surprises will be hidden for children 12 and under to find at the Rugby Jaycees’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 3. Sue Sitter/PCT

Three thousand eggs filled with candy and surprises will be up for grabs for area children at the Rugby Jaycees Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 3 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Prairie Village Museum.

With help from the Jaycees, the Easter Bunny will hide colorful plastic eggs filled with what Karin Fritel, club president said were “an assortment of things – candy stickers, little toys and even money – the local banks donate quarters and this year we even had $1 coins donated.”

Fritel said the hunt is free for children ages 12 and under, and participants will be asked to register for prizes at 10:30 a.m.

Groups of children will be divided by age to hunt for the eggs.

“We spread the eggs out in the yard area (of the museum),” Fritel said. “We do not go inside of any of the buildings. We set a number of eggs that each kid can get, then split them into age groups. (We) start with the youngest and then go up from there. Once all the ages are done, if there are eggs left, we let everyone go until the eggs are gone.”

Each group will also have a chance to win a prize.

“We have three age groups,” she said of the drawing. “(For) ages zero to three years old, the winner will get a trike.”

Fritel said the four to seven-year-old group and eight to 12-year-old group will each have a chance to win a bicycle from Hardware Hank.

“The Easter Bunny of course will make an appearance and will gladly take pictures of the kids,” Fritel noted.

After the hunt, the fun will continue.

“We very much encourage everyone to stay in town after the Easter egg hunt and come to the free matinee movie “HOP,” showing at 1:30 p.m.,” Fritel said.

The movie will play at the Lyric Theater in downtown Rugby.

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