Easter Egg Hunt, Bethel Style
An Easter egg hunt in the sub-arctic would just have to be different from those in the lower 48, and
The answer: nowhere. The eggs are not hidden, they are simply scattered across the snow.
It is a huge event, attended by kids of all ages. They are divided into age groups with a different “egg field” for each group. Hundreds of colorful plastic eggs dot the snow as kids wait behind the starting rope dressed in snowsuits and holding everything from baskets to plastic bags in which to gather their eggs. When the rope is dropped they surge forward in a melee of snatching hands and within seconds there is not an egg to be seen.
The Egg Hunt is held at the headquarters of
The whole thing was over fairly quickly, and the huge parking jam it created on the street didn’t seem to bother anyone. Kids leaving looked mostly happy and the adults were just glad we had a nice sunny day for it. Some years the event happens in a snow storm. It’s all part of Life in
photos by Dutch and The Tundra PA.
Labels: Life in Bethel