More Eggs, Less Parental Involvement Expected at Wilder Park Egg Hunt 


by Dave Noble, Your Neighbors and Your Neighborhoods Staff Writer

ELMHURST – Eager to please children and parents slighted by an insufficient number of Easter Eggs filled with candy at previous egg hunts, the Elmhurst Park District has “guaranteed” that at least one in seven children participating in this year’s annual event will find an egg during the mad scramble scheduled to take place at Wilder Park on Saturday, March 26th at 10 a.m.

“(Administrative Assistant) Betty Jacobson is going over to Costco next week to buy one of those jumbo bags of candy,” said Park District Executive Director Jim Rogers, who admitted that he usually purchases a few packages of Skittles and M&Ms at 7-Eleven to fill 40-50 plastic eggs for the hunt.   “I imagine we’ll have about 100 eggs out there this year.”

Adults entering the ring and assisting children during the egg hunt has also been addressed by the Park District this year, as parents will be required to wear human leashes affixed to nearby trees.

The Egg Hunt is followed by “Doggie EGGstravaganza” at 10:30 a.m. and “Unrestrained Exotic Pets” at 11:00 a.m.

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2 thoughts on “More Eggs, Less Parental Involvement Expected at Wilder Park Egg Hunt 

  1. This is great but reading comments on Emoms Facebook group about the Wilder egg hunt you could have taken this soooooooooo much further….lol

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    1. I couldn’t find much talk when I was looking around, but I agree that it could have been taken a lot further. I almost went with the angle that the park district encourages a “gladiator-type” atmosphere. But it seemed too mean-spirited and I couldn’t avoid the comparisons between kids going after candy and people getting bloodied and dying in the arena.

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