Editor’s note: “Gimme 5” is a five-question interview on a topic of local interest.
Can you describe how the Chippewa Valley Easter Egg Hunt works?
The actual youth egg hunts will be starting at 10 a.m. in waves by age group.
Starting at 9 a.m. the grounds are open to the public. Families are welcome to stop in to enjoy any of our activities taking place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from our community partners or any of our scouting-inspired activities in the Scout Zone. We will also have lots of fun yard games and bounce houses. Our community partners will also have displays on site.
New for this year will be the Bunny Hop fun race for all kids and an onsite Pinewood Derby race as part of our Scout Zone activities.
What is your target demographic?
This is a free event for all ages and all families and has been the vision of our chair and executive board.
How many kids do you expect to show up for the egg hunt?
Last year we had around 800 youth and we estimate at least 1,200 total people.
How much candy do you typically give out?
Last year we gave out at least 800 bags of candy to youth at the event courtesy of Woodman’s Markets, our egg hunt candy sponsor for the last four years. At least 10 to 15 pieces of candy are in each bag.
Why do you conduct the hunt every year?
The Chippewa Valley Council–Boy Scouts of America has always been a community service organization to serve the families of the Chippewa Valley. We take great pride in putting this event on in partnership with our sponsors and community partners each year.
— Eric Lindquist, reporter