Beta Theta Omega sorority sisters are busy making plans for their annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The event is set for 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13 in Evans Park,
“We’ve been doing this for 16 years and everyone looks forward to coming out to the Eggstravaganza,” BTO President Teresa Lilie said.
The Eggstravganza is geared for youngsters who want more than a traditional Easter egg hunt. A $5 admission allows them to meet the Easter Bunny and take photos with him (her), an egg hunt and scenic photo opportunities. Other activities include bouncing in one of the moonwalks, egg decorating, kiddie train ride, rub-on tattoos, a fishing pond with chances to win coupons from local merchants and other games.
“For the egg hunt we will have about 20 in at one time,” Lilie said, as to avoid overcrowding of children in one area.
The sorority is also be adding more photo opportunities this year so there will be plenty of backdrops to choose from for photos of your little ones or a family group photo.
Proceeds from this event go directly back into the community. BTO uses funds to sponsor projects, like adopt a family both during Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as provide scholarships for local graduating seniors. They also volunteer their time at local nursing homes.
“This is our only fundraiser and it takes a lot of volunteers,” Lilie said.
The small group of 15 members will begin setting up in the park on Friday, April 12. With the cooperation of the City, there will be street closures in the downtown area for children’s safety and for the lawnmower pulled train ride.
Lilie is hoping for great weather conditions. Traditionally, the weekend set aside for Eggstravaganza has had good weather, with the exception of one year when the group was forced to move to an indoor location.