Spring egg hunt postponed to April 19
Editor's note: Because of today's rainy weather, the Rosemount Spring Egg Hunt has been postponed until Saturday, April 19.
With the snow at last retreating, the Rosemount Spring Egg Hunt could be muddy. So if you plan on joining in on the fun this Saturday, galoshes might be the best footwear.
“It could be sloppy,” said Lisa Maurer, Rosemount parks supervisor.
The Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 12 at the Ames Soccer Complex on the Dakota County Technical College campus. The Rosemount Lions Club financially sponsors the event.
Maurer said this year’s event will start promptly at 10 a.m. She encouraged families to get out to the fields early to ensure they have time to park and get to the right field.
Annually the event draws large crowds. Last year, nearly 1,800 children and their parents attended the event so the candy and eggs are grabbed up quick. She said every year families miss the egg hunt by minutes.
Children will be divided into three age groups, 1-3 year olds, 4-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds. Maurer said each age group will have plenty of eggs and candy to hunt. She advised families to bring a basket or bag to hold all the treats.
Additionally, children will have the chance to find golden eggs.There will be three golden eggs per age group. Kids can turn the golden eggs in for a special prize.
A bunny will be available for pictures, so Maurer encouraged parents to bring a camera. The Walsh family will hand out activity books again to those coming in.
The event is free but Maurer said donations for the 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center will be accepted. She asked that attendees bring a non-perishable food item or paper product to donate if they can.
In the case of inclement weather the egg hunt will be postponed to April 19. Maurer said residents can call the city’s information line if there are any questions. The information line number is 651-322-6020.