The East Campus lawn will soon be speckled with 2,500 plastic eggs filled with trinkets and treats.
Families living in neighborhoods surrounding Duke East Campus, as well as Duke employees and their families, are invited to the annual spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31.
The event will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Duke East Campus Gazebo, located near the intersection of Campus Drive and West Main Street. Free parking will be available that Saturday morning on Duke East Campus, and families can park in ungated and unreserved parking spaces.
Families are encouraged to arrive at 9:45 a.m. to hear Egg Hunt instructions, participate in a raffle, visit the Easter Bunny and play carnival games. The Egg Hunt will begin at 10:15 a.m., and participating families should bring their own baskets, buckets or bags to fill with eggs.
The Egg Hunt will be divided into two sections: Children 4 years old and younger, and children 5 through 10 years old. Some eggs will contain a golden ticket, which can be redeemed for a special prize at the event.
Durham’s Trinity Park neighborhood, which is located directly east of Duke’s East Campus, is partnering with the Duke Office of Durham and Regional Affairs again this year to organize the annual spring tradition. The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association holds events throughout the year for its neighbors.
“A goal of the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association is to sponsor neighborhood gatherings and events that bring together our diverse neighbors and foster a sense of community and inclusion,” said Steven Falzarano, community events coordinator for the neighborhood association. “The annual Egg Hunt is open to all neighbors and the Duke community.”
Members of Duke Alpha Phi sorority will serve as volunteers at the Egg Hunt by running the carnival games and raffle, which will feature spring-themed prizes. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each, and the money raised will be donated to Duke Children’s Hospital. Duke University Stores donated toys and candy to the Egg Hunt, and Durham School of the Arts’ Octagon Community Service Club will also volunteer at the event.
“The Duke-Durham community enjoys celebrating the joy of spring with the children and families who live in neighborhoods near Duke’s East Campus,” said Sam Miglarese, director of the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, which is part of the Duke Office of Durham and Regional Affairs. “The Egg Hunt is a community celebration.”