Easter Egg Hunt Brings in Thousands to Heritage University
TOPPENISH, Wash. - Easter is a week away but that didn't stop Heritage University from helping the Easter bunny out with the hiding his eggs.
The university had over 30,000 eggs to make sure that everyone had a chance to feel the satisfaction of filling up your basket with candy filled eggs.
There were multiple stations for kids to participate in games, win some prizes and free food was passed up by volunteers.
Erica Tait is the Director of admissions at Heritage and sees this as a way for the community to come out and have some fun.
"Free food, free jumpers, free entertainment, activities for your children. I think getting them more engaged and exposing your children to a college campus is always going to be important," she said.
Tait works as an adviser to the Omega Delta Phi Fraternity and after three successful years of running this event, she says she's impressed with how involved these boys are with community service.
"It's exciting. It's exciting to see a group of strong leaders want to do something like this for the community," Tait said.
Jose Ortiz-Garcia is the president of the fraternity and says that the community is the foundation their brotherhood is built upon.
"Our goals are to graduate every member that wears these letter and to serve our community as you can tell."
The event also had a table set up to accept donations for St. Vincent Centers. The non-profit organization helps families in the Yakima Valley.
Universities officials said that a little over two thousand people showed up to the event.