The Orthman Community YMCA is adding a new twist on its annual egg hunt with an Egg Drop.
YMCA CEO Riley Gruntorad said after having to cancel last year’s traditional egg hunt due to COVID-19, the Y staff wanted to offer something new and exciting this year.
“That is where the egg drop idea came from,” Gruntorad said. “New year, new idea.”
The event takes place outside of the YMCA on Saturday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m.
JMS Millwright will bring its giant crane and boom out over the football field east of the YMCA and drop the eggs. Eggs will not be filled with candy. Instead, children will collect empty eggs and then will receive a bag of candy. Kids who find eggs with numbers on them will receive an additional prize.
Kids will be grouped into three age divisions: PreK and younger, Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5.
Adult Invited to Participate
The YMCA is also giving adults a chance to participate in the fun this year. Generous community sponsors have donated prizes for the adult egg drop. All adults (parents or grandparents) who have children registered for the event may participate. Adults who find an egg with an “X” on it will receive a prize.
Prize sponsors include Platte Valley Auto, Heartland Chevrolet Buick, China Hy Express, Mac’s Creek Winery & Brewery, Plum Creek Market Place, Canyon Lakes and the Majestic Theater.
The egg drop is free, thanks to the Optimist Club’s sponsorship, but pre-registration is required at the YMCA by March 31.
“We want to thank the Optimist Club for its continuous support and donation toward this program,” Gruntorad said. “The Optimist Club’s donation helps offset costs so we can offer this event for free.”
To register for this event or other YMCA programs, please contact the YMCA at (308) 324-1970 or visit www.orthmanymca.org.