Naperville Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt

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A lot of work goes into preparing for an egg hunt, and it takes some egg-stra help to pull it off.

When kids are hunting for Easter eggs, parents don’t usually think about how all the treats got inside. In the case of the Naperville Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt, the whole community pitches in.

“We have, over the years we’ve enlisted a lot of help from the community,” said Jaycees President Miranda Barfuss. “A lot of special needs classes from District 203 and 204 as well as the community at Giant Steps, Turning Pointe, Little Friends have helped us stuff all these 14,000 plastic Easter eggs.”

The result is boxes and bins of eggs filled with candy and chocolate. This is only about half of them sitting in Barfuss’s basement.

But these, along with all the rest, are ready to be scattered across Frontier Park and found by the hunters, who are very speedy in their efforts.

“It takes us months and many people a lot of time and preparation and then the eggs are all collected and put in the kids’ baskets in less than five minutes,” said Barfuss.

About 5,000 kids and their parents participate in the hunt each year.

Naperville News 17’s Casey Krajewski reports.