BY JENNIFER BAILEY
DANVILLE — A new kind of Easter egg hunt is coming to the area this year, but it’s for adults only.
Instead of having a children’s Easter Egg hunt this year, the Danville Jaycees plan a Grown-up Easter Egg Hunt at Turtle Run for March 29. The hunt will be at Snapper’s Bar and Grill at Turtle Run Golf and Banquet Center at 332 E. Liberty Lane.
The event starts at 6 p.m. with registration and entertainment featuring Andy Moreillon playing until 8. The egg hunt will start at 8 p.m. The band 90’s Daughter also will play after the egg hunt.
Event organizer and Jaycees member Derek Sanders said the egg hunt will be outside, weather permitting.
If weather prevents the event from being outside, the egg hunt will occur in the patio area. Attendees are asked to bring a flashlight.
Some eggs will be filled with candy and others will be filled with prizes, including gift certificates.
Sanders said prizes will include a television, certificates for pizzas and other items and a ticket to Summer Camp Music Festival valued at more than $150.
The cost to participate is $5 a person. Only those age 21 and older will be allowed to participate.
Sanders said the idea for the adult egg hunt came from him attending another one out of town.
“It was not the way (for the event) to be done,” he said of the event.
He then decided to try a better-run event in Danville.
All of the proceeds will go back to the Danville Jaycees.
Sanders said business sponsorship support has been great for this first-time event. More sponsors and donations are appreciated. He hopes to make it an annual event.
The Danville Jaycees is a leadership training and community service organization.
Recent Jaycees projects have included building neighborhood playgrounds, collecting items for care packages to send to servicemen and women and providing families in the area with donated Christmas gifts.
For more information, visit the Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt’s event Facebook page.
Other hunts canceled
Two other Easter egg hunts have been canceled this year.
The Danville Jaycees won’t have a children’s Easter Egg hunt this year due to manpower issues, according to Jaycees officials.
The downtown Easter egg hunt also has been canceled this year due to a loss of several sponsors, according to Dana Schaumburg, Downtown Danville, Inc.’s executive director.
With limited resources, DDI has decided to partner with Love INC to put on a Family Fun Day in the summer when it’s not so weather dependent.
The Easter Bunny will arrive at the Village Mall at 11 a.m. March 16. The Easter Bunny will be there from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through March 30.
Children also can ride the Village Mall Express train.