Gather with the community for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt By Jillian Chandler
The annual Bonners Ferry Easter Egg Hunt has been a springtime tradition for many years. Originally started by the Bonners Ferry Lions Club decades ago, the Bonners Ferry Rotary took the reins of the event several years back when the Lions Club disbanded.
Each year, the Saturday prior to Easter Sunday, Bonners Ferry families and their children excitedly gather at the Boundary County Fairgrounds, with smiles on their faces and Easter baskets and buckets in hand, waiting in great anticipation for the hunt to begin.
And this year is sure to be no different, as it will once again make its way to the Boundary County Fairgrounds (located at 6571 Recreation Park Road in Bonners Ferry) on Saturday, April 16. The hunt begins promptly at 11am, so don’t be late, “as the kids don’t wait for anyone,” laughs Glenda Poston of the Bonners Ferry Rotary.
This is a fast-paced event, and once the start announcement is made, the “hunt” is over within 15 minutes—if not sooner.
Children will be divided into five separate age groups: ages 0 to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 6, 7 to 8 and 9 to 10. Parents are encouraged to help their youngest ones (up to ages 3 or 4 as needed), as it can be a little overwhelming with all the excitement and the many children running around.
As final details were still being discussed at press time, Glenda shares that once again the residents of the Restorium will, most likely, be coloring the eggs for the event. “They always enjoy doing that,” she affirms. “And maybe this year the staff will plan an outing for them to observe their handy work as the kids hunt the eggs.”
There may even be “special” eggs that the Easter Bunny will be giving out, so parents, make sure your kiddos make a stop to visit the Easter Bunny while at the fairgrounds.
Be sure to mark your calendars for April 16, and don’t miss the Rotary’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Happy Easter!