Families looking for some Easter fun can head over to Millsboro’s Cupola Park on Saturday, March 30, for the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.
“In the past, the Chamber had had it, and I felt strongly that it was something we needed to do for the community,” explained Amy Simmons, the Chamber’s executive director, who jumpstarted the hunt after a hiatus.
Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, with the first egg hunt to begin at 11 a.m. D.J. Sky Brady will provide entertainment.
“We’re going to do it a little differently this year. When families come to the park, they’re going to register and the parents will get a piece of paper that will tell them the schedule and what’s going on.”
A total of 5,000 eggs will be hidden on three separate fields, for children ages 4 or younger, 5 to 7 and 8 to 12.
“We’ve found we have a problem with parents having kids on two fields, and they would like to see each child participate. So, we’re trying to accommodate parents,” said Simmons. “It takes them probably less than 9 minutes for them to find all of the eggs. Each field has two golden eggs, so there are six golden eggs. The children who find those receive a nice prize and, through local business donations, we are able to give out other prizes at the end of the event, as well.”
Prizes awarded were donated from Millsboro Lanes, the Crown Sports Center, Dickens Parlour Theatre, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, the Delmarva Shorebirds, Wawa and Walgreens.
“We give away great prizes,” Simmons said. “I’ve been blessed. We’ve got a slew of prizes. People have been very giving.”
The event’s guest of honor will be the Easter Bunny, who will be on-site during the festivities to meet the children.
“The Easter Bunny will be there. Please bring your camera, as pictures will be available,” said Simmons.
Through the sponsorship of Mediacom, Suburban Propane, Peninsula Dental and Sedation Center, Cordrey Center and the Sussex County Post, the Chamber is able to afford the eggs for the event, noted Simmons.
“We buy our eggs from a company called National Entertainment Technologies. It’s something very similar to KSI, where their clients put the wrapped candy in the eggs. That way, we don’t have to worry about stuffing them — it’s all taken care of.”
Simmons said she is grateful for the business community’s support and hopes families will join the Chamber for loads of family-friendly fun.
“We have had very positive response. People tell us they come back every year,” she said. “We’d love to have people from the community come out and support this. We very much appreciate the sponsorship and prize donations from all of our businesses.”
For more information, call the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at (302) 934-6777 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.