It’s the perfect time to put all of your eggs in one basket.
The Trinity Park Neighborhood Association, in partnership with the Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs, is hosting the annual Duke East Campus Egg Hunt on April 15.
Families from neighborhoods surrounding Duke campus, as well as Duke employees and their family members, are invited to participate in the springtime tradition. The event is nondenominational and includes an egg hunt and games such as corn hole.
Families will meet at the Duke East Campus gazebo, located near the intersection of Campus Drive and West Main Street. The egg hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m., and families are encouraged to arrive on time. The event ends at noon.
The egg hunt, which will involve about 1,500 “hidden” eggs, will be divided into two age groups: 3 years old and under, and 4 to 9 years old. Children are encouraged to bring baskets to carry their eggs, which will be filled with candy and small trinkets such as erasers, tattoos and stickers. Children who find “golden eggs” will be able to swap them for a larger prize such as Duke memorabilia, which was donated by Duke University Stores.
Duke students in Alpha Phi sorority will serve as event volunteers and run a raffle, in which families can buy tickets for $1 apiece to potentially win Easter basket prizes. The money generated from the raffle will be donated to Duke Children’s Hospital.
Emily Daly, head of the Assessment & User Experience Department for Duke University Libraries and Trinity Park neighborhood resident, has participated in the egg hunt with her family since 2009 and had served as egg hunt organizer for several years. She plans to attend this year with her two sons, 8-year-old Philip and 4-year-old Patrick.
“Everybody seems to have a good time, parents included,” Daly said. “I love community-building events where the whole neighborhood comes together. It’s a great way to meet new people and see friends.”
The day of the event, free parking will be available on Duke East Campus. Families can park in unreserved parking spaces.