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Bloomingdale Ruritan Club to hold Easter egg hunt

Holly Viers • Apr 16, 2019 at 5:45 PM

KINGSPORT — The Bloomingdale Ruritan Club is gearing up for its 30th annual Easter egg hunt, and organizers are hoping it will be the biggest one yet.

Tim Dunn, club treasurer and Easter egg hunt coordinator, said club members have been preparing for the event since Christmas, gathering eggs and purchasing prizes. Last year’s event welcomed over 1,000 participants, with more expected this year.

“It is really a lot of fun,” Dunn said. “It’s turned out to be a big event, especially over the last few years.”

When and where

The free event will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sullivan North High School, located at 2533 N. John B. Dennis Highway. Participants should bring their own Easter baskets to collect eggs.

What to expect

The hunt will take place across five fields simultaneously, Dunn said. Four of the fields will be divided by age group: 0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years. The fifth field will be for those with special needs and is open to all ages.

About 25,000 eggs will be up for grabs and will contain prizes such as money, candy, gift cards or a ticket for a large prize. A wide variety of gender-neutral prizes will be given away, including bicycles, tricycles, skateboards, kites, Frisbees and more.

Donations

Dunn said the event is funded through fundraisers that the Ruritan Club holds throughout the year. There are currently no outside sponsors for the event, though the club is opening to partnering with sponsors in the future.

Individuals can help by donating plastic eggs to the club for future egg hunts. For more information, call (423) 288-5368 or (423) 416-6558.

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