New Albany News

Volunteers to hide 20,000 eggs at Springfest


New Albany's Springfest should have no shortage of hidden eggs, organizers say.

"We'll have 20,000 eggs this year," said Ron Kendle, a member of the New Albany Community Events Board, which organizes the event.

Kendle said the nonprofit group will purchase about 2,000 more eggs than last year to ensure all participating children can collect 10.

Springfest will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Wexner Pavilion on Swickard Woods Boulevard.

Rob Yanok, president of the community events board, said the egg hunt will be organized by age groups.

"We'll put down 3,000 or 4,000 eggs each time, letting the smaller kids go first," Kendle said.

The community events board will provide free coffee from Starbucks, doughnuts and water and photos with a holiday bunny, along with games for children and visits from former Ohio State University athletes.

Yanok said a clown will make balloon animals and children will have the opportunity to meet a firefighter and a police officer on horseback.

Yanok said local businesses and organizations help run the games. Volunteers and board members help hide eggs.

"It's going to be another fun time," Yanok said.

Kendle said the event is sponsored by Maple Orthodontics, formerly Associated Orthodontics, in New Albany.