Gillett Eggstravaganza set for April 13

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Library, Hillside Assembly host big hunt at the school

Times Herald Staff

The Easter Bunny helps distribute the goodies in the Gillett Elementary School gymnasium. (Contributed photo)

The Gillett Public Library and Hillside Assembly of God church are working together again this year to bring the Easter Bunny to Gillett for the annual Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt.

This is the third year that the organizations are coordinating the “hunt” together, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Gillett Elementary School. Kids can meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy games and activities while waiting for the hunt to begin, then turn in their eggs and travel down the Candy Lane to collect treats.

Registration will take place 10-10:45 a.m., with the games at the same time. Register online at to save time in line. Kids will win candy while playing the games, so bring a bag for each child for their candy. This event is geared for kids through fifth grade.

At 10:45, there will be a special program by Hillside, door prize giveaways. At 11 o’clock, kids will be separated into a younger and an older kids group and the Easter Bunny will lead them down to the track where the eggs will be scattered (weather permitting), and then they can turn in the eggs and start down the Candy Lane set up all around the school’s gymnasium.

This event is made possible thanks to many volunteers and organizations that participate and support it. The organizations thanked the Gillett School District for hosting this event again this year, and to the following who made monetary donations:

Gold sponsors ($100 or more): Sally Ebenreiter, Friends of the Gillett Library, Hillside Assembly of God, Legacy Funeral Home, Thrivent (Jean Frank member).

Silver ($50-$100): Gillett Cement, GFJ Community Chest (Gary Jaeter), OJ’s Midtown, Pat’s Market, Seneca Foods.

Bronze ($25-$50): Dimension Lumber Company, Liberty Bakeshop.