The Oneida Indian Nation Community packed the Rec Center on Friday, April 19 for the annual Egg Hunt. Children and adults alike were able to participate in some of the activities planned by the Rec Center staff.

With lunch and pre-Egg Hunt games provided for the attendees, the kids could play while the adults mingled with other families and friends. In one corner of the gym there was a pin the tail on the bunny game, and near center court kids could try their best in the long jump. When the time came for the main event, the older kids age 7+ were ready to run through the lounge area of the Rec Center to score as many eggs as they could. It took fewer than 5 minutes for all the eggs to be found! In the gym, the younger kids got to shuffle through the makeshift grass to collect their eggs stuffed with candy and other goodies.

New this year was the ‘Chuck a Duck’ game, which had all age groups try to get their numbered rubber duck closest to center court in the gymnasium. Jen Wilt and McKenna Cousineau were among the top five with the closest ducks.

The popular bunny mascot also made an appearance and posed for photos with everyone. Many families were able to get group shots with the bunny as well. Oneida Indian Nation Police Officer Scott Bogardus grilled the hot dogs for lunch and Chelsea Jocko (Wolf Clan) baked the cookies that several of the Nation youth decorated.

The annual Community Egg Hunt is always a popular event and provides an opportunity for the kids to socialize and have fun. The Oneida Indian Nation Rec Center puts on several events each year that brings the entire community together. For more information on the Rec Center’s programming, call 315-829-8484 or visit Thank you to all that attended!