NC Egg Hunt has new format

Staff Writer
Nebraska City News-Press

This year’s Nebraska City Recreation Department’s “Giant Easter Egg Hunt” will have a new look.

The regular hunt on the Central Avenue side of Steinhart Park is cancelled, but organizers have come up with a new plan for this year to ensure as many Nebraska City children as possible have their share of the  4,000 candy-filled eggs the Easter Bunny shared with organizers for the event.

The first (and organizers hope only) Drive-Through Egg Hunt will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, within Steinhart Park.

Organizers took a page from the recent Nebraska City food distribution in organizing this year’s event.

Participants  will   drive into Steinhart Park at the main entrance (by the pool) and circle around to the restrooms by Clemmy Holmes Field where they will pick up their eggs and continue driving out of the park.

Organizers will hand each car a sack of eggs for each child 9 years old and under who lives in their home.

Eggs will be distributed until quantities are gone.

Those familiar with the N.C. Recreation Department Egg Hunt know that some eggs contain coupons for special prizes.

Participants will need to pull into the Steinhart Lodge parking lot and open all eggs, then circle back through the park to redeem available coupons.

Those on a tight schedule may redeem their coupons from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the N.C. Recreation Office, 1902 4th Corso.

Organizers want to assure the public that the eggs will have never been handled by anyone who wasn’t wearing gloves.