Members of Saint Viator’s Student Council hosted their 14th annual Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival on Sunday and it drew 215 children, between the ages of 2 – 10, and another 400 parents and grandparents.
Of course, not all 3,000 Easter eggs were put out on the lawn at once. There was some order to this process. Egg hunts were divided by age groups—and during each one, children scurried to fill their baskets.
“It was a blast,” declares Mrs. JoAnne Francis, director of student activities.
Student Council members spent weeks preparing for the carnival, between planning the games, as well as shopping for candy, filling the eggs and scheduling volunteers.
At the start of this Saint Viator tradition, Student Council members aimed to provide a family activity for the neighboring community. Over the years, it has become a big draw for alumni and their families to come back to their school—and for faculty and their children, and even grandchildren.
Children made quite a day of it. Way before the egg hunts got under way, little ones and their families found the Cahill Gymnasium converted into a vibrant fun fair, complete with more than 20 games and crafts, face painting and prizes.
“Over the years, this event has built positive relationships with our neighboring parish families, alumni and current families,” Mrs. Francis adds. “It also provides a wonderful service experience for our students—and demonstrates that there are many good teenagers!”