New Ulm FFA’s Easter Egg Hunt
April 22, 2023
On Saturday, April 8 the New Ulm FFA members went out into the community to hide easter eggs for other families. Families paid a small amount of money to pay for the eggs and the candy that was in them. The FFA members went out late at night to hide the eggs and pretended to be the easter bunny.
The people that wanted the eggs to be hidden in their yard filled out a Google form that asked how many eggs they wanted, how hard they wanted them to be hidden, and their address.
The members of FFA didn’t only have to hide the eggs they also had to put all of the candy into the eggs and get them sorted out for each house. After the members had all of the eggs packed and ready to go they were split up into groups and were assigned certain places to go to hide the eggs. “The groups were difficult to make because we had a lot more underclassmen that couldn’t drive and not a lot of upperclassmen to drive to all the places,” FFA historian Austin Enter said.
In order to make the egg hunt possible there were 40 FFA members that helped to deliver over 2500 eggs to over 80 houses. The members had to do a little bit of traveling to the surrounding towns including New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Hanska, and Courtland. But the members managed to get all of the eggs delivered and hidden on time.
The easter egg hunt was a huge success given the number of people that wanted the eggs hidden in their yards. With all of the people that wanted eggs hidden, they didn’t know how we were going to get it all done with the amount of time that they had but the FFA members really pulled together to make it happen. “With all of the stress that was involved, it was definitely worth it to see all of the people that were happy,” Ms. Brandt said.