Third Time’s a Charm for Egg Hunt – Just Like the First Two!

The ever-bigger-and-better Wildcat Egg Hunt was held Saturday afternoon on campus, the third straight year for the event … AND the third straight year for beautiful weather. Representatives of the Omega Delta Sigma veterans fraternity spent the past week’s evenings filling 3,500 eggs with candy and toys, and eight of the Easter Bunny’s dedicated helpers spent four hours on Saturday setting up the event and hand-placing those goodies on the field of play. The event drew an estimated 125 preteen children of students, faculty and staff. Much of the candy was donated by Penn College employees; refreshments were provided by Dining Services, the School of Business & Hospitality, and Frito-Lay.

– Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer

Repeat after us: "Awwwwwwwwwwww"

Repeat after us: “Awwwwwwwwwwww”

Thousands of treats await the starting signal ...

Thousands of treats await the starting signal …

... and the fun that ensued!

… and the fun that ensued!

Plastic eggs, finally in season and colorfully ripe for the picking

Plastic eggs, finally in season and colorfully ripe for the picking

Team Wildcat, reporting for duty. From left are students Emily J. Jones, Jon R. Hallingstad Jr., Michael D. Seitzer and Alex C. Paris; the college mascot (in the person of student Efrem K. Foster); Chet Beaver, financial aid specialist, veterans services; and students Jennifer L. Nicholson and Bradly M. Lantz.

Team Wildcat, reporting for duty. From left are students Emily J. Jones, Jon R. Hallingstad Jr., Michael D. Seitzer and Alex C. Paris; the college mascot (in the person of student Efrem K. Foster); Chet Beaver, financial aid specialist, veterans services; and students Jennifer L. Nicholson and Bradly M. Lantz.

Strategies vary among young "old hands," ranging from the Costumed Crouch ...

Strategies vary among young “old hands,” ranging from the Costumed Crouch …

... to the Hoodie Sprint (patent pending).

… to the Hoodie Sprint (patent pending).

A youngster sizes up a basket-toting critter, more furry than feared.

A youngster sizes up a basket-toting critter, more furry than feared.

Young egg-hunters assess the day's impressive haul.

Young egg-hunters assess the day’s impressive haul.

Enjoying a family-friendly day

Enjoying a family-friendly day

An obliging 'cat was the frequent focus of attention (and cellphone cameras).

An obliging ‘cat was the frequent focus of attention (and cellphone cameras).

About 200 people, 125 of them joining the sunny-day scamper, mingle at midcampus.

About 200 people, 125 of them joining the sunny-day scamper, mingle at midcampus.

 

Comments – One Comment

It was an awesome event and really organized. Thanks for this event; you made our day.

Posted by Christy Allen at April 11, 2017 at 7:48 am

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