Thousands of Easter eggs to be hidden and found in events across the county on Saturday

The starting dash at Lander's hunt last year. (File photo)

The starting dash at Lander’s hunt last year. (File photo)

(Updated at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday. The Dubois hunt has been moved from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a memorial service.)

By Joshua Scheer, reporter, County10.com

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Several large-scale Easter egg hunts are planned across the county for Saturday, the day before Easter.

Kicking things off is a 9:30 a.m. hunt in Lander at City Park. The hunt is organized by the Elks Lodge and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Ages 2-12 will be eligible to dash for the eggs in designated areas of the park per age group. Elks member and hunt volunteer Kevin Green said egg hunters need to be at the park early because the hunt goes quickly. The Elks will be hiding eggs early that morning and several eggs will earn the lucky finders prizes.

In Dubois, a hunt will kick off at the Town Park at 2 p.m. The hunt is put on by the local VFW chapter.

Organizer Boyd Livingston said the VFW will be hiding 60 dozen eggs in the park. Different age groups will be split up across the park to make the hunt fair. Children who locate golden eggs win golden dollars, he said.

The Riverton Chamber of Commerce has moved its annual Easter egg hunt to 1 p.m., Chamber Manager Jim Davis said. He said the change was made in order to hold the hunt during a warmer part of the day. The hunt is held Jaycee Park and will be divided by age groups up to the third grade.

About 7,000 eggs will be hidden. “It’ll take them about 10 minutes,” he said.

“A surprise guest might show,” Davis hinted.

County10.com is co-sponsoring all three hunts. In Lander and Riverton golden eggs will be hidden. Children who find the eggs will win special County10 prizes. In Dubois, County10 provided 500 additional toy-filled eggs from Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs in Missouri. The company employs individuals with disabilities.