With Easter coming up, kids will be able to take part in the 22nd annual Easter egg hunt at Taber Confederate Park this Saturday. “The Easter egg hunt is a great op- portunity for kids to get outside and have some fun, especially since the weather is finally turning around for the better. After two years of COVID restrictions, I can imagine kids are incredibly excited to get out there and search for those eggs. We at the Times are happy to be able to contin- ue to sponsor this great event for kids in the community and hope they have a great hunt,” said Cole Parkinson, editor at the Taber Times. After it being cancelled in the past two years due to the COVID-19 pan- demic, kids will once again have the opportunity to take part in this com- munal celebration, and three lucky ones will be able to win a Walmart gift card worth $200 for a bike courte- sy of the Taber Kinsman Club. To enter the contest and win the gift card, hand in your ballot at the registration table which opens at 9 a.m. and be present at the prize drawing, which will happen immediately after the egg hunt. There will be three draws each for a different age category two to four, five to seven, and eight to 10. During the egg hunt, kids will also be able to find three other basket prizes in the eggs which are sponsored by the Taber Firefighters Association. Another possible prize kids could win from finding eggs is one of the 100 large chocolate bunnies courtesy of the Heritage Inn.
“It’s one more step of getting COVID in our rearview mirror and getting back to normal,” said Tod Pickerell a member of the Taber Kinsmen. "It feels like we’re getting past the COVID pandemic and we got a lot of our events returning. The Easter egg hunt is just a small part of things getting back to normal.” The hunt will start at 10 a.m. and kids can enjoy trying to track down the thousands of eggs hidden across the park, with contents donated by Taber Co-Op.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Rod Yokoyama, Taber Co-op general manager when asked about the hunt coming back this year. “I think it’s great just getting the kids back out and back to normalcy. I think it was something that we really needed.” Cookies and coffee will be available as refreshments at this year‘s Easter egg hunt thanks to the Heritage Inn. “I’m excited for the kids to get their Easter back,” said Kim Broadbent manager at Taber Heritage Inn. “When my son was little I know he liked going to that.” Finally, parents should remember to bring a phone to take pictures of their child with the Easter bunny and their other furry friends.
Ian Croft, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Taber Times