The Golden Easter Egg Hunt has become a tradition with some families. The Limberlost Cabin yard is beautiful with spring flowers blooming and colorful eggs spread throughout. It is one of Limberlost State Historic Site’s largest events during the year. It is more than an egg hunt. There is a petting zoo, bunny class, and games in the yard. With more than 2000 eggs hidden with small treats inside each, there is plenty for every child.
This year it was a perfect day for hunting eggs in the yard. The yard is divided into three age groups. Why is it called the Golden Easter Egg Hunt? In addition to the 2000 eggs hidden in the yard are two Golden eggs in each age category. Those eggs are turned in for an Easter basket filled with goodies. There were six lucky youngsters who took home the big baskets.
The Roll Family Petting Zoo is set up in the Limberlost Carriage House and is a great addition to this event. Who does not love to pet cute, furry critters. This year there were bunnies, a ferret, and a baby goat named Willow. Thank you to Kimberley Roll and her family and friends who help every year by volunteering their time and animals.
The Limberlost Harebrain class that Naturalist Curt Burnette teaches in the large classroom at the Limberlost Visitor Center is always a big hit. Curt makes learning fun.
This would not be possible without all our sponsors. They are: Berne Ready Mix, Crossroads Pantry, CVS of Berne, Dreams on Wings, M & M Market, Walgreens of Portland and Friends of the Limberlost.
The Limberlost Staff and thirteen volunteers helped with this year’s Golden Easter Egg Hunt.
Thank you to all and we hope to see you at next year’s hunt!