Easter Egg Hunt in Manawa
Community event set for April 13
By Holly Neumann
The doors will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, for the annual Manawa Community Easter Egg Hunt at Manawa High School, 515 E. Fourth St.
“There are activity tables such as lollipop hop, plant a flower, decorate a cookie, craft table, meet the Easter Bunny and other games,” said Angie Jacobsen, who helps organize the event. “And don’t forget about the Easter Egg Hunt. There will be bicycle giveaways along with other prizes given out.”
More than 50,00 eggs are stuffed with candy and spread out on the high school gym floor just waiting for children to scoop them up.
Easter Egg hunt time are as follows: 1 year olds at 10:20 a.m., 2 year olds at 10:40 a.m., 3 year olds at 11:00 a.m., 4 and 5 year olds at 11:20 a.m. and 6 year olds thru fourth graders at 11:40 a.m.
“It is a wonderful family event and there is so much to do,” Jacobsen said. “It is great to see the kids leave with a smile on their face after participating in the activities and games or the egg hunt or meeting with the Easter bunny.”
Every child receives a goodie bag before they leave.
The event has grown from 140 children in 2013 to more than 400 in 2018.
“This is such a great community effort because so many people are willing to donate for the children,” said Jacobsen. “We bring in people from other communities and they get a chance see that Manawa has so many wonderful things happening.”
Anyone wishing to donate to the event can drop off their donations at Premier Community Bank, 431 S. Bridge St., in Manawa.