Children ages 2–12 and their families are invited to Drake’s campus on Saturday, April 19 for the 2nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. The event, hosted by the Drake University Law School and student organizations from Des Moines University, will begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn south of Olmsted Center. In addition to the egg hunt, children and their families will have the opportunity to decorate eggs and participate in other games and activities.
The egg hunt builds on the popular “Halloween Hoops” event, a night of basketball and games for some three hundred Des Moines area children. In the spring of 2013, Drake Law School student Tayler Haggerty led the effort to invite the children from Halloween Hoops back to the Drake campus for an egg hunt. In the first year, more than 50 children hunted eggs and played games with the college students. This year, event organizers hope even more children will come out to enjoy the games and activities on Drake’s beautiful campus.
“It is good for children to get to see and interact with college students,” says Cecilia Cortez, who plans to bring her three children to the event. “A person getting a college education would be my preferred role model for my children, rather than any fake superhero.”
The following student organizations are supporting this event: Drake Law’s Christian Legal Society, Drake Law’s Student Bar Association, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Public Interest Law Association, Drake Association for Child Advocacy, Alpha Phi Omega of Drake University, Campus Fellowship of Drake University, and the Christian Medical Association of Des Moines University.
This event is made possible thanks to several individual and group sponsors:
• Windsor Heights Hy-Vee
• Windsor Heights Wal-Mart
• Windsor Heights Sam’s Club
• Windsor Heights Dairy Queen
• Trader Joe’s
• Monkey Joe’s
• Drake University Law School Bookstore
• Matthew’s Bookstore
• Des Moines University Admissions
• Drake Alumni Association
• Drake Relays
• Matt Russell of Coyote Run Farm in Lacona, who is donating 15 dozen eggs from his flock of pastured Gold Star laying hens
For more information, contact Tayler Haggerty, event co-chair, at 214-284-1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.