Join The Non-Traditional Great Egg Hunt
April 9, 2020
The traditional Great Egg Hunt in Tecumseh is just one more canceled event as a result of the current pandemic. But First Assembly of God Church isn’t going to give up without a fight.
Pastor Don Jonker said months before COVID-19 ever broke out, the church had begun obtaining sponsors, filling eggs, purchasing bikes, reserving rentals, and basket prizes, etc. Then the shutdowns occurred. Social distancing guidelines went into effect. “We had to think outside the box,” said the pastor.
“A drive-thru Great Egg Hunt? Why not?” said Jonker. “After all, we all know bunnies don’t lay eggs.”
That is just exactly what they are doing. From 10 am to noon Saturday (April 11), one line of cars and pickups will be directed to enter the church parking lot from 104 S. 4th Street. As they drive through, each family (vehicle) will receive a family size bag of eggs - some filled, some empty — and a ticket for every child, ages 0-11, in the car.
“The families can fill the extra eggs with things to hold egg hunts at home,” said Jonker. Once the family has received their goodies, the cars will exit the parking lot, right, onto East Main Street.
“Each numbered ticket has a matching numbered ticket that we will keep at the church,” the pastor said. “We will randomly draw the winning tickets for bicycles and baskets. The winning ticket numbers will be posted on a poster at the church lot and the Tecumseh First Assembly Facebook page at approximately 1 pm Saturday afternoon. Winners can schedule a pickup time between 2 and 4 pm on Sunday.
“You will need to bring your ticket with you,” said Jonker.
Pastor Jonker said, “We want to thank in advance, First United Bank and Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this city-wide event with donations. We also want to thank the Countywide & Sun for promoting the event through advertisements, write-ups, and announcements.
“Although we will miss the cotton candy, bounce houses, and seeing everyone in the usual Slick Humphrey Park location, we are hoping this short family drive-thru will be a bright moment to look forward to at this time.
“See you all Saturday!”