This year’s annual Eyas Easter egg hunt led hundreds of students on a wild, golden egg chase.
Eyas strayed from the traditional Easter egg hunt, with Friday evening’s Eggstravaganza event. Since the hunt began at night, glow-in-the dark eggs were hidden across campus. There were also fifty golden eggs that contained tickets for special prizes.
Prizes included Eyas t-shirts, Bose speakers, an Apple TV, gift cards, cash prizes, and a 40-inch LED TV. A cash prize was also awarded to the student who found the most eggs.
“We decided to revamp our traditional egg hunt and have it at night. We felt like this was a great way to increase student involvement,” said Eyas member Kelly Gordon.
The night began at 8 pm with a check-in designated by grade. Snacks and refreshments were offered at the Union from 8 to 8:30 pm, while the Eyas staff hid the golden eggs. At 8:30, students gathered outside for the ensuing mad dash towards the eggs.
“My favorite part was finding a golden egg and getting a free t-shirt,” said senior Rachel Kidwell.
Students yielded flashlights during the hunt as they looked around buildings, trees, shrubs, and even drain pipes. Occasional screams echoed in the night as various students discovered golden eggs.
Later students gathered at the Union to meticulously count eggs and survey their haul of candy. As the prize pile dwindled, many students returned with muddy shoes and full bags of candy.
“Eyas wants to create lasting memories for students and Eggstravaganza is just one way to do that,” Gordon said.