Every Good Friday afternoon, members of the Redwood Falls Traveler’s Club gather together to perform what most might consider a daunting task.
For hours, members spend time stuffing candy and other prizes into plastic eggs in preparation for the annual Easter egg hunt.
According to Dale Cech, a member of the Traveler’s Club somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,500 eggs are readied for the event, which is being held this Saturday morning at the Redwood Valley Fieldhouse starting at 9 a.m. sharp.
While the local or-ganization does the work of filling the eggs, Cech was quick to point out it receives numerous donations from businesses and individuals to help cover the expense of the event.
“We used to do real eggs,” said Cech, adding the club members would gather to hard boil and color eggs in the school kitchen each year.
When the cooking option was no longer a possibility, the group switched over to the plastic eggs, and Cech said he is happy that choice was made.
The Traveler’s Club has been involved in the Easter egg hunt since the 1960s, said Cech.
Cech said many of the people Traveler’s Club members talk to in advance of the Easter egg hunt share their memories of the annual event.
Cech said at least three generations of Redwood Falls residents and their families have experienced the annual event.
This coming Satur-day at the fieldhouse eggs are going to be everywhere, but Jackie Edwards of the Red-wood Area Community Center and Teri Smith of the Redwood Area Early Childhood Coali-tion, stressed the importance of being there on time. When they say 9 a.m. sharp they mean it, as the eggs disappear into baskets quickly.
The Easter egg hunt is offered to all children who are of preschool age through the third grade
Following the egg hunt, a free brunch by Morgan’s Deli and Cat-ering is being offered to all who attend.
A visit from the Easter bunny is also part of the morning’s activities.
So, get your basket ready and head to the fieldhouse Saturday.
Just don’t be late.