Fill your Easter basket Saturday
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
It doesn’t pay to be late for the annual Big Egg Hunt in Imperial Saturday. The Easter egg hunt begins promptly at 1 p.m. and is usually over a few minutes later.
The hunt, sponsored by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and the Imperial Eagles Auxiliary, is an annual event at the city park on West 6th Street.
Children are divided into age divisions to level out the “egg” field.
Toddlers to two-year olds meet at the sand playground area.
Three to four-year olds will hunt at the ball field outfield, while five to six-year olds will hunt eggs around the water tower.
Children in first and second grades will be positioned in the east part of the park.
Something new has been added this year, according to spokesperson Sue Moore. There will be a quarter in each egg.
Moore said the five Imperial financial institutions have donated 2,000 quarters to be used during the hunt.
In event of inclement weather, the Easter egg hunt will be held April 19.