Children come away with eggs, prizes at Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Boys and girls made quick work of collecting their 10 eggs during the Remsen Chamber Easter Egg Hunt, which started at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 3 at the Remsen Football Field.
(Photo by Megan Sabin)

Coming back after a year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Remsen Chamber Easter Egg Hunt took place on a sunny Saturday, April 3, 2021, starting at 11 a.m., at the Remsen Football Field.

New this year, tickets were required for each child to be able to participate in the event. Tickets (completely filled out with information about each child to make sure it was put in the appropriate age group for the drawing of prizes) were then turned in during registration at the concession stand. At registration, each child received a bag to use for the event.

Each child was allowed to collect 10 pre-filled eggs that they could keep and take home.

What are those? These two little girls check out what’s in their eggs.
(Photo by Megan Sabin)

Prizes were given away following the hunt.

Besides hunting for eggs, children could also visit with the Easter Bunny.

Attendance this year for the Easter Egg Hunt was 124 children. The breakdown of the attendance of children in each age group was the following: 0-2 years old, 29; 3-4 years old, 31; 5-6 years old, 33; and 7-8 years old, 31.

The Easter Bunny was available to take photos with children.
(Photo by Megan Sabin)

The big prize of eight bikes (donated by Mouser Digging and Pump Service) was awarded to a boy and girl from each of the four age groups. Winners of the bikes included: Kolt Heady and Eve Pepper (0-2 years old winners); Kian Matgen and Blakley Keffeler (3-4 years old winners); Kaiden Schroeder and Kinsley Reuter (5-6 years old winners); and Mason Klein and KyLeigh Pottebaum (7-8 years old winners).

Other prizes that were given out included water tables, bubble mowers, t-ball sets, scooters, fishing poles, water guns, water balloons, and yard games. Every child that attended the event was able to receive a prize.

Remsen Chamber businesses that helped sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt this year included: American Bank, Arens Trucking, Arens Lawn Care, Bill Ruba Cabinetry, Carl’s Body Shop, Connor’s Lounge, Dick & Sue Sievers, Farmers Coop, Feeck Crop Insurance/Krier Insurance, Fisch Funeral Home, Frericks Repair, Gengler Feed Service, Happy Siesta Health Care Center, Iowa State Bank, John & Melany Roling, Maple Lanes Bowl, Matgen Insurance, Mouser Digging and Pump Service, Mrs. B’s, Neal Chase Lumber, Perfect Petal, Remsen Golf Association, Remsen Pharmacy, Smith Insurance, Town & Country Construction, VFW Club, Walmart, Weiland Accounting, and WesTel Systems.

Chamber Director Alicia Hoffman was pleased with how the event turned out, “I thought the Easter Egg Hunt went great. The ticket process made the registration quick and easy. The location of the football field worked really well, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! The Chamber does a great job putting this event together, but it wouldn’t be possible without the donations. Thanks to everyone who contributed in anyway to this event. The kids really love it!”