Wyoming’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt EVER!
The Tuesday, March 26, 1940 edition of Northern Wyoming Daily News reported that 700 children gathered 2,000 candy Easter eggs at the 10th annual American Legion Easter Egg Hunt in Worland. In 1964, the candy eggs numbered 8,000. That was one of the first years then-Legion member Lloyd Seaman reported they did not have an egg-dying party, as it had become difficult to manage the 16 to 18 cases of fresh eggs (a Safeway ad from that same paper notes an egg sale – two dozen for 89 cents). (Northern Wyoming News).
Considering the price of eggs today, how much do you think this event would cost in 2023?
On second thought, let's use plastic eggs. That's easier to set up and far more affordable.
This year, American Legion Post 44 will be hosting their Easter hunt at Newell Sargent Park at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. Legion member Terry Bankert noted that 960 plastic eggs along with 30 pounds of Tootsie Rolls, 400 suckers, 40 pounds of saltwater taffy, 1,200 pieces of gum and 1,400 assorted candies have been ordered for the event. There are three age group hunts. (Northern Wyoming News).
There is more than one way to hunt for Easter goodies.
The Ten-Sleep-Hyattville Lions Club will scatter 70 pounds of candy across the football field.
But why run around looking for eggs and other goodies when you can swim?
Sure why not. Let's go as differently as we can.
The Worland Aquatic Center will not be offering its underwater Easter egg as the Worland Jackalope Jump Special Olympics fundraiser.
This year Jackson, Wyoming will lay out 5,000 candy-filled eggs. The square will be divided into four quadrants for four age groups. There is one egg that will have a huge cash prize.
Events like this are not only great fun for the kids, but they each help out local charities.