While many young children will be spending their weekend searching for hidden Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies, adults in Sedalia will have their opportunity to hunt for hidden treasures on a grander scale Saturday, April 2 at Child Safe of Central Missouri Inc.’s 12th annual Adult Egg Hunt.
“We have a lot of new and really exciting things in store for the people who come this year,” said Executive Director Kimberly Allen. “We have one really big change this year that I think people are really excited to see and hear and that is the addition of live music at the event.
“Dirt Road Addiction is going to be performing this year and we are really excited to have them perform. They are a local band and they have a large following and we hope people will come for their performance.”
Allen said changes have been made to many of the games as well as the prizes attendees have an opportunity to win.
Some of the returning events include the 50/50 raffle, tip-top drawings and the hunt for the Golden Eggs.
“In the past people have had the opportunity to win a hunting firearm with the tip-top drawing,” Allen said. “This year they will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of items and packages.
“We will have a ‘Pamper Yourself Basket,’ a ‘Beer and Cheer Basket,’ a ‘Clean Car Basket’ and many other. We have one new one that I am really excited about, is ‘Flowers for a Year.’
Allen said her husband, State Fair Community College art instructor and noted potter Paul Allen, has donated a vase that would be filled each month for a year with a floral arrangement from State Fair Floral.
“They will have the vase to keep and if they don’t want to have the arrangement in it each month they can get the equivalent dollar amount of loose flowers that they can use as they want,” Allen said. “I think it’s a perfect prize because who doesn’t love fresh flowers?
“One of the biggest prizes someone may win is a 2016 Jeep Renegade courtesy of Bryant Motors,” Allen added. “We are changing things up a bit and so I think there is a real possibility that someone may win it.”
Allen mentioned one other new game she hopes becomes a favorite: chicken bingo.
The game is similar in nature to cow patty bingo and there will be increased cash prizes for the contests throughout the night. In the first five rounds the prize is $50. From there it increases $10 each round until the 10th round when the prize is $100.
Allen added that the games range in price from $1 to $30 to play.
“Bandanas is still going to cater the event and we have a lot of good drink specials so we really hope a lot of people will come and help support a really important cause,” Allen said.
The evening is a fundraising effort on behalf of Child Safe of Central Missouri. Last year the organization provided services to 400 children and their families in the 11 counties served by the organization.
“It’s our charge as adults to help protect children who have been victims of sexual abuse,” Allen said. “This is a way for others to help support that mission.”
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
Tickets are available at the door for $35. Advance tickets are $30 and available in Sedalia at Warehouse Tire South and Bryant Motors or at www.childsafehouse.org.
Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484