OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you're looking for some Easter fun with your family, a nearby town may have just what you're looking for and then some. The event takes place tomorrow.
The city of Tekemah will be holding an all-day Easter extravaganza featuring 25,000, not a typo, Easter eggs for children to find. It's all thanks to the Susie and Scott Robison, the owners of Master’s Hand Candle Co. & Gift Shop, Tekamah Floral, Serendipity Chocolate Factory and other business owners.
“This year, about 1,200 eggs will have prizes in them. The prize-filled eggs each average between $1 and $85 in value. One of our volunteers who handles donations and prizes said she estimated all prizes are worth more than $2,500. That is amazing and shows just how generous the area businesses and residents are. All eggs will have candy.”
The Spring Fling Easter Egg Roll is a collaborative event featuring prizes from a number of vendors.
"The entire town takes pride in the event and volunteers to pitch in, Susie Robison noted, including the Tekamah Lions Club, which serves breakfast. Businesses chip in with prizes such as bikes, trikes, scooters, gift cards, bottles of wine and other merchandise. Volunteers and business donations also come from nearby towns such as Blair."
The event will feature a number of events in addition to the egg hunt:
8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Registration begins where kids receive their free “passports” that take them to eight venues. Tekamah Lions Club hosts breakfast, where free-will offerings are accepted.
9 a.m., Rides and the first stage show begins with Critter Close-Ups. Among the rides is a free kiddie train. There also are nine inflatables. There is a cost for pony rides and face-painting.
9:30 a.m., Peep-eating contest.
9:40 a.m., Hula-hoop contest.
10 a.m., First Easter egg hunt begins with the 2-year-old and under division. Other divisions: Ages 3-4 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 5-6 at 11 a.m. Ages 7-8 at 11:30 a.m. Ages 9-12 at noon. Age 13 to adult at 1 p.m.
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tekamah Lions Club hosts a low-cost lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks.
11:05 a.m. to noon, Sarah Brodersen concert.
12:05 p.m. to 1 p.m., Critter Close-Ups.
1:05 p.m., Second stage show begins: Simon Says.
1:30 p.m., Second Easter egg hunt begins with 2-year-old and under division. Other divisions: Ages 3-4 at 2 p.m. Ages 5-6 at 2:30 p.m. Ages 7-8 at 3 p.m. Ages 9-12 at 3:30 p.m.
1:35 p.m., Pony races.
2:05 p.m., Omaha Children’s Museum stage show, “Mad Science.”
2:35 p.m., Peep-eating contest.
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Concert featuring “It’s All Relative”
3:35 p.m., Critter Close-Ups.
4 p.m., Pony races.
4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., Games, rides, contests.
Guest appearances: Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and Olaf, Batman and other characters.
Activities: Free pony rides, baby animal petting zoo, Critter Close-ups that include Dexter the monkey and other exotic animals, face painting, nine free bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses and train rides, storytelling and kids’ entertainment, stage entertainment, contests, strolling performers.
Free parking: Tekamah Lions Club members supervise the parking and provide golf-cart shuttles for those with disabilities.
VIP registration: It’s the online pre-registration at https://mastershandcandles.com/spring-fling/ [mastershandcandles.com] Participants can register the day of the event, but if they pre-register, they can go straight to the VIP tent and get their passports.
For your GPS, how to find the venue: Highway 75, 3599 County Road F, Tekamah, Nebraska 68061; one mile south of Tekamah on U.S. Highway 75.
For more information: See
, call (402) 374-2003 or email to
. Susie and Scott Robison are the organizers and own Master’s Hand.