The Delta Chi Fraternity at SUNY Fredonia is presenting their annual children's Spring Egg Hunt on the lawn of SUNY Fredonia's President Dennis L. Hefner. The Spring Egg Hunt will be on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 194 Central Ave., Fredonia.
"Due to inclement weather last year, we were not able to have the Spring Egg Hunt on the President's Lawn," said Raul Lopez of Delta Chi. "This weekend looks very promising for being outside. Dr. Dennis L. Hefner has been very generous to allow the Delta Chi Fraternity to have their Spring Egg Hunt on the beautiful lawn of his home. We want to provide the local children with a memorable experience that they will enjoy for years to come."
The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m., with the Spring Egg Hunt to begin at 2 p.m. There will be two areas designed for the egg hunt. There is an area for children ages from 2 to 5 and the another area for children ages 6 to 10. The committee is presenting first, second and third place prizes for the two groups. These prizes are graciously donated by Mark and Michelle Twichell. New this year is a grand prize donated by Walmart.
The annual egg hunt brings the campus and community together.
From 1 to 3 p.m., there will be crafts for children. Michelle Twichell has created four spring-time crafts: plant a flower in a pot, a flower power bracelet, and flower magnet picture holder and lavender sachet. The children and their families will be able to meet special guests Mr. Bunny, Mr. Carrot and Mr. Mad Hatter. The characters will be available for photographs with the children. Bring a camera for those pictures.
The Delta Chi Fraternity has been at SUNY Fredonia for at least 20 years. The fraternity wants to increase their exposure through volunteerism.
"With our longstanding participation with FestivalsFredonia's Santa's Workshop and our second year with the Spring Egg Hunt, the fraternity members want to continue to do great things for this community," Aaron Thurston said. We extend a very special thanks to Dr. Dennis L. Hefner, Wal-Mart, Mark and Michelle Twichell, and Ann Burns."
In case of rain, the event will be held in Fenton Hall on campus. Follow the event signs for parking near Fenton Hall and Thompson Hall off Central. Call (917) 741-0050 for further information.