Despite having to postpone the event once and chilly temperatures during the hunt, the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce was able to held their annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 7th, at the Dell Rapids City Park. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 31st, but a snow storm forced the event to be rescheduled a week later. The temperatures were chilly, but the sun was out and children of all ages were able to search for eggs before another snow storm hit the area the next day.
The event had three different age groups: three-years-old and under, ages four to six, and seven-years-old and older. The chamber filled nearly 6,500 eggs and placed them in three different areas of the park for the kids to find. This year the Chamber of Commerce had two “Golden Egg” winners per age group. The “Golden Eggs” were exchanged for prize packages including several prizes from local businesses throughout Dell Rapids.
The Easter Egg hunt started at 10:30 a.m., but the Easter Bunny made a visit to the park at 10:00 to take pictures with all of the kids.