Jaycees host Easter egg hunt

The Palatine Jaycees will entertain children up to nine years old with their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. The egg hunt has a new location this year in Oak Park, at the corner of Clark Drive and Anderson Drive in the Winston Park neighborhood in Palatine. The event is free, paid for by the Palatine Jaycees.

“We’ll have 3,500 Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes in the grassy area of Oak Park,” said Suzie Curda, chair of the project. “We have move to a larger space, Oak Park, this year to accommodate the growing popularity of our hunt. Children ages 0-9 years old are welcome to come hunt eggs.” The event will end at 1 p.m.

“This year, we’ll provide paper bags at check-in for the kids to decorate and collect their eggs in. They don’t need to bring a basket from home,” said Curda. The check-in area will be located in the picnic shelter near the park’s basketball court.

Egg hunts will be organized by age group and will start at 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 12:45 p.m.

To add to the festivities, the Jaycees will also have the Easter Bunny attend the event. “Children will be able to have their pictures taken by their parents with the Easter Bunny for a small donation,” said Curda. There is no pre-registration for the event. Interested participants only need to show up at Oak Park (455 N. Clark Drive, Palatine, IL 60074).

For event updates, please see the chapter’s Facebook event.