Jamestown United Way returns Easter egg hunt event

JAMESTOWN, ND (NewsDakota.com) – An event created to help keep people safe during the pandemic returns as life returns to as normal as possible this Easter.

Jamestown United Way first created the You Wake Up Too Easter Egg Hunt in response to social distancing and after Jamestown Parks & Recreation made the decision to cancel their long-running hunt in 2020.

Karla Bachmeier says eggs donated by The Elk’s Club were used the event’s first year for United Way, but the event has since grown from there.

United Way board member Becky Kercher added that they will be offering two options this year for families who wish to participate.

The group will offer pick up times for those who wish to take the eggs and hide them themselves. Kercher encourages any family outside of the Jamestown area to participate in this way.

Bachmeier added that the Easter Egg event is one of the many ways they support the local agencies they partner with.

Kercher says they have appreciated the community’s past support with this and other United Way events, adding that they would like more board members to join.

Egg options this year include 50 for $25 each or 25 eggs for $15. Eggs will be filled with treats and chances to win prizes such as movie tickets and even bikes. Orders will be accepted until April 8. Delivery will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on April 16.

To register for the hunt, you can:

-Visit jamestownunitedway.org/egghunt
– Stop in person at Bank Forward in Jamestown

Listen to the full Let’s Talk with Karla Bachmeier and Becky Kercher below:

Joseph K. Bennett