Easter Eggstravaganza Hops to New Location

April 10, 2017

MISSOULA – Missoula’s 17th annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Loyola Sacred Heart’s Rollin Field.

Formerly held at the University of Montana, the community event will continue in the new location with major support from Garden of Read’n and Loyola Sacred Heart High School. The egg hunt is free and open to the public. 

Loyola’s football field will be transformed into a sea of colorful eggs and mouthwatering treats. Loyola Sacred Heart High School students and St. Joseph Elementary and Middle School students will help stuff Easter eggs as part of their commitment to community service.

“When the Garden of Read’n presented the opportunity to be involved in this event, we were very excited,” said Jeremy Beck, president of Missoula Catholic Schools. “Not only will the event take place on Rollin Field, but our students will be involved behind the scenes preparing for the event and volunteering at the event when the egg hunters arrive.”

Garden of Read’n will donate 30,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Children ages 9 and under are invited to bring their baskets and search for the thousands of eggs during the hunt.

There still will be separate age-group sections for 0-2, 3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9. The Easter Bunny and other well-known mascots will be on hand for the fun.

The egg hunt previously was organized by University Relations at UM. Campus officials made the decision to discontinue hosting the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on campus to help refocus efforts on college-student marketing, recruitment and retention. For more information read http://bit.ly/2mZD8Uu.

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Contact: Jeremy Beck, president of Missoula Catholic Schools, 406-549-6101, jbeck@mcsmt.org; Cary Shimek, UM University Relations communication manager, 406-243-5914, cary.shimek@umontana.edu.