PLATTSBURGH- CVPH Medical Center will once again host its annual Easter Egg Hunt.
The hospital will host the hunt this Saturday, April 23, on the front lawn of its campus at 75 Beekman St.
"It's an amazing thing to watch - kids and adults both seem to have a good time," said CVPH public relations representative Chris Blake.
The event, sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH Auxiliary, is free and open to children in second grade and younger. For safety, a separate hunting ground will be provided for children younger than 3. "So, that the little ones don't get trampled," Blake said with a chuckle.
According to Blake, volunteers have stuffed 10,000 plastic eggs with chocolate for the event.
"We have volunteers who start stuffing eggs in January, and then that Saturday morning we have volunteers who come in at 8 and put eggs on the lawn," Blake said, adding children are required to bring their own baskets.
The event begins at 10 a.m., and participants are highly encouraged to be on time.
"For a while, we used to call it the fastest minute in Plattsburgh," noted Blake, who also stressed that appropriate attire is important.
"It can be chilly," she warned. "We've had some real cold mornings, so it's important for folks to be dressed for the weather."
Ample security and parking will be made available.
"Security students from CV-TEC will be helping with the parking, and hanging out in front of that pond," assured Blake.
The Easter Bunny is expected to make an appearance and be available for photos.
For more information, call the Foundation of CVPH at 562-7169.
Mary Weinstein is a correspondent for Denton Publications. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.