Hill City plans egg-citing hunt

By Kacie Svoboda

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Hill City will be hopping with dozens of area children next Saturday, April 8, at the Hill City Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Hill City Visitor Information Center (VIC).

Janet Wetovick-Bily urges families to arrive around 9:45 a.m. for the event, as participating children will be lined up early and the hunt will kick off at 10 a.m. sharp.

Last year, approximately 25 kids and 80 parents participated in the event, searching out all of the eggs in record time.

“It goes quick,” Wetovick explained.

This year, volunteers from the VIC and chamber will hide over 1,200 eggs for three age groups: infants to 3-year-olds; children aged four to seven; and 8- to 11-year-old kids. Within each age group there will be three golden or sparkly eggs which can be redeemed for a special prize. Hill City area businesses and individuals donated all of the prizes and Easter candy was provided by Lee Ann Jensen of the Double Diamond, Henry and Sheila Sinkie of the Derby Elk Resort, Lora Marin of the VIC, Dawna Kruse of the Holly House Bed & Breakfast and the Boys & Girls Club of the Black Hills in Hill City.

Though Wetovick is hoping for good weather, she encourages everyone to come prepared for sunshine or rain.

“It will be great fun,” Wetovick said. “We’re hoping for a good turnout.”

In addition to the hunt, the Easter bunny is also slated to make an appearance.

The Keystone Public Library will host its own community Easter egg hunt the following Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m.

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