Locals explore egg hunts galore
It's that time of year again, and Easter is just down the bunny trail. This year, Sandy has an Easter egg hunt for every age.
For years, Sandy has been the destination for local teens looking for an after-dark hunt of their own. Now, Sandy will offer an egg hunt for everyone from the tiniest of tots to senior citizens.
From 9-11 a.m. on Friday, March 30, the Sandy Senior Center staff will host its first-ever senior citizen Easter egg hunt at the Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd.
"It's something new and different to get seniors out and to the library," said Carol Cohen, events coordinator with the city of Sandy.
At 9 a.m. the Sandy Trolley will transport participants from the Sandy Senior Center to the library for coffee and doughnuts then some egg-citing Easter fun including golden eggs with gift certificates to local eateries and stores.
"The seniors are very excited," Cohen said. "I'm hoping it becomes an annual event."
Later in the day, from 8:30-9:80 p.m. teens (ages 12-17) are invited to hunt in Meinig Park, 17670 Meinig Ave., after dark.
Bring a flashlight, jacket, student ID and bag for eggs. City staff will hide five golden eggs worth $10-$15 in gift cards. Teens (ages 12-17 or grades 6-12) are welcome to participate.
Eggs-tending the Easter fun into the weekend, the Sandy Kiwanis Club is planning its annual Easter Egg Hunt for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31, at Meinig Park.
The Easter Bunny himself plans to be in attendance, along with volunteers from the Sandy High School Key Club and the local Boy Scouts.
"It's a community event, and the enthusiasm is great," said Les Geren, event organizer and local business owner.
Children ages 1 to 10 are welcome to attend and take home whatever portion of the 2,100 pieces of candy and 100 eggs they can find.
Geren added that it's the community that makes the event possible, and the Kiwanians are still accepting sponsors.
"It's a local event, sponsored by local people," Geren noted. "I've been here 40 years, and I'm so proud of this community."