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Students to host free Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 2, 2015

Drake University Law School, Drake University, and Des Moines University student organizations will host the 3rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2-12, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4.

Children are invited to the Drake University campus to hunt for hundreds of eggs, learn how to decorate eggs, challenge themselves in an egg cracking contest, enjoy other hands-on crafts, and play games with students from Drake and Des Moines Universities. The free event is on the lawn south of the Olmsted Center, in the center of the Drake campus, or in the event of rain inside Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

Registration is required. Attendees can register via an online form (preferred) or in-person at the event.

The egg hunt builds on the popular “Halloween Hoops,” an annual event that provides a night of basketball and games for approximately 300 Des Moines area children. In the spring of 2013 Drake University Law School student Tayler Haggerty led the effort to invite Halloween Hoops participants back to the Drake campus for an egg hunt. In the first year, over 50 children hunted eggs and played games with college students. This year event organizers hope even more children will come out to enjoy friends and games on the beautiful Drake campus.

Local parent Cecilia Cortez brought her three children, ages 9, 7, and 4, to last year’s festivities. In addition to fun and games, she said it is “good for children to get to see and interact with college students,” adding that “a person getting a college education would be my preferred role model for my children, rather than any fictional superhero.”

The event is a project of the 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 Christian Medical Association of Des Moines University.

For more information contact Tayler Haggerty, event co-chair, at tayler.haggerty@drake.edu