The Broadalbin-Perth PTO is once again pulling out all the stops for its second annual Spring EGG-stravaganza. Volunteers will be filling more than 10,000 Easter eggs that children will have the chance to collect during the April 22 event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Patriot Field at Broadalbin-Perth Jr./Sr. High School.
The main activity at the Spring EGG-stravaganza will be a series of egg dashes, organized by age or grade. During each dash, children will start at midfield and, when given the signal, race to pick up as many eggs as they can that are scattered across the far end of the field. The PTO expects to put out more than 2,000 eggs for each of the five dashes. All eggs will contain sweet treats or small toys. The lucky children who find golden tickets inside their eggs will win new bicycles.
While the event is free to attend, the cost to participate in an egg dash will be $5 per child. Adults and older siblings helping young children in the dashes can participate free of charge. Families should bring their own Easter baskets or bags to put eggs in during the dashes. Gates open at 11 a.m., and the egg dashes are scheduled as follows:
- Preschool – 11:30 a.m.
- Pre-K/K – 11:50 a.m.
- Gr. 1-2 – 12:10 p.m.
- Gr. 3-4 – 12:30 p.m.
- Gr. 5-8 – 12:50 p.m.
In addition to the egg dashes, there will be bounce houses, vendors, community organizations, Sno Cone Joe, and The Mac Factor food truck.
Parents, teachers, and school staff interested in volunteering for the event can sign up on ParentSquare. Students and community members interested in volunteering or reserving a space as a vendor or as a school/community organization should email PTO@bpcsd.org.