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Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt at the Timbers

Children of all ages and their families were invited to the 10th annual Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at The Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Collin Childress,9, of Oswego meets resident Zeke Russ during the 10th annual Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt at The Timbers of Shorewood, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Shorewood, Ill. The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provid
Collin Childress,9, of Oswego meets resident Zeke Russ during the 10th annual Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt at The Timbers of Shorewood, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Shorewood, Ill. The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provid
Children of all ages and their families were invited to the 10th annual Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at The Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

More than 11,000 eggs were ordered for this year’s indoor and outdoor egg hunts, which continued throughout the day until the eggs ran out.

The egg hunt featured prizes for everyone along with plenty of kid-friendly entertainment including:

  • Photos with the Easter Bunny
  • Petting zoo
  • Caricature artists – Dan Laib and Angel Contreras
  • Chuck ‘n Friends - Chuckles the Ventriloquist 
  • Juggler and magician - Mike Vondruska
  • Bead poodles - Darlene Bull 
  • Portrait artist – Russ Schrek
  • Games, prizes, popcorn, hot chocolate and cookies
Although it is unclear where exactly the egg hunt tradition stems from, eggs and bunnies are symbolic of spring and rebirth. Birds tend to lay their eggs in the spring, and rabbits are very fertile animals whose babies are known to scurry about this time of year.

Just as these symbols have turned into tradition, the Timbers’ egg hunt has become a highly-attended and anticipated event within the community.

“We had another phenomenal turnout for the egg hunt this year,” said Faith Varga, executive director of The Timbers. “Everyone really enjoyed themselves and our seniors just love sharing these moments with their community.”

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay - a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The egg hunt event is free and open to the public. For more information call 815-609-0669 or visit http://www.timbersofshorewood.com.

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