What started as a fun way to celebrate Easter with the Fort Washakie community has expanded to become a “Rez-wide” activity.
A group of volunteers, organized by Mike Chingman a former Eastern Shoshone Business Council Member and currently a member of the Shoshone Entertainment Committee, is setting up the hunt. Volunteers include Allie Watt, Cass Burnett, Hailey Norris, Heather Pasquinelli, and Kayla Hill.
Chingman told County 10 that, “we want to do start doing them every month if possible and Mother’s Day seemed like a good thing to celebrate across the Wind River.” Aside from prizes and fun, Mike believes that activities like this can help bring people together and build community on the Reservation.
This Saturday, May 11th starting at Noon, those who want to join the fun should check the group’s Facebook Page for clues. The clues will lead hunters to locations all across the Reservation where they will find hidden entry forms.
The scavenger hunt ends at 4pm, when participants will need to tune back into the Facebook Page to see who wins the Grand Prize.
“Just fill out as many entry forms as you can find and take them to the drop sites. We’ll collect them all and do a drawing live on our Facebook Page. We’ll have a Grand Prize winner and several other prizes to give away,” said Pasquinelli, another volunteer.
Drop sites will be announced on the group’s Page.
The Easter Egg hunt in April was popular, according to Chingman, and interest is higher for the Mother’s Day hunt this weekend. Many area businesses have offered prizes and support. If you would like to donate a prize, you can drop it off at the Early Intervention office in Fort Washakie or message their Facebook Page to coordinate pick up before the hunt.
Below you can see the group’s Facebook Post announcing the details for this weekend. Remember to follow their Page for clues and additional details.