This Friday, March 29, a teen event will take place from 6 pm to 9 pm at the War Memorial Building, 601 N. Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371. For $6, 12 to 18 year olds can enjoy pizza, drinks, an open gym with basketball, music upstairs in “the attic” (hangout room for teens), and egg hunt at dusk.
According to Lona Graves, recreation supervisor for the city of Puyallup, there will be golden eggs that contain a note congratulating the receiver for their prize. Prizes that can be redeemed include: gift certificates, candy, food, for example, hunting bags of chips on the ground, soda, etc. in the dark.
The $6 admission includes all food and activities mentioned; only cash or checks will be acceptable forms of payment.
Lona commented: “The event has gone on for 22 years with the use of flash lights to hunt in the dark. The adult Easter Egg Hunt used to be at 10 pm, however, the adult hunt stopped 2 years ago and so we made an extension of the egg hunt for the teen night to be more than just the egg hunt.” Lona discussed the best thing about the event, “It’s a fun activity to do for teens; there are not a lot of events teens like to participate in where they can run around and win prizes, which they seem to like. Two-hundred to four hundred teens show up, so it’s pretty successful.”
The Spring Eggstravaganza will take place this Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Puyallup Recreation Center located at 808 Valley Ave NW Puyallup, WA 98371. This event is recommended for families with children aged 12 and under. There will be a 15 foot Easter egg house for the Easter Bunny and children can visit the carnival games, crafts, activities, and snack items.
There will be a bunny barn for children age 3 and under to have picture opportunities of Charlotte Web look-alike atmosphere including Easter grass and egg hunt background. Lona explained that it could be the children’s first introduction to an Easter egg hunt.
Tickets are 25 cents a ticket and every activity ranges from one to six tickets. Cash or checks are acceptable forms of payment.
Lona commented on the event: “It’s brand new; it’s something we wanted to create than a normal egg hunt. We provide a fun experience for kids and it’s more event friendly, where you come in, participate in games and activities. At a regular egg hunt, some kids don’t get as many eggs, as they are shy or don’t want to run. Here, you’re guaranteed to get something and you go to each carnival game and decide what you want to do, you participate, and win a prize. It’s a friendly and fun spring event.”
Lona revealed some interesting information about the Puyallup Recreation Center in general, “A lot of people don’t know that we have a complete work out facility, sports, classes, special events, and workshops that we offer. We’re entering our busiest season with: camps, outdoor movies, and concerts, all sponsored by the Puyallup Recreation Center.”
For more information about any of these events, please call Lona Graves at: 253 841-5457. Lona concluded on the Teen Easter Egg hunt, “It’s a unique event, a chance for teens to act like a child and go on an egg hunt at night.”
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com