Knox team a shining eggs-ample

From the Register-Mail:

Hundreds of families turned out Sunday afternoon despite lingering snow and wind for the 21st annual Easter egg hunt.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee and the Galesburg Recreation Division, the hunt was moved from Lake Storey to Lakeside Recreation Center. Children split into several age groups to grab any of about 10,000 eggs and candy in celebration of the upcoming holiday.

“New this year is the prize eggs are gold eggs,” said Elizabeth Varner, Galesburg recreation supervisor. “There also are tons of pounds of extra candy.”

There were about 100 prizes available to the children, with four grand prize bicycles.

Helping set up the eggs and hand out candy to participants were members of the Knox College football team.

The football team has helped with the Easter egg hunt for three years.

The team, says coach Andy Gibbons, participates in at least three community service projects each year.

“I tell the guys they’re very lucky to be going to college and playing football,” Gibbons said. “We want to give back and help out the community.”

The football team became involved with the Easter egg hunt because several of its players belong to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and the fraternity’s members had previously helped at other city events.