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Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt

Local children of all ages and their families attended the Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

This was the first egg hunt since 2019 at the Timbers, and it is estimated that more than 500 people attended the event. More than 7,000 eggs were ordered and filled with candy for the outdoor egg hunt.

“The Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt was an extremely popular event in the area before the pandemic,” said Sheila Albor, director of marketing at the Timbers. “We were excited to see all the kids and seniors together making memories again. In addition, we raised more than $500 through donations for the Alzheimer’s Association.”

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

  • Photos with the Easter Bunny
  • Petting zoo, with 25-30 farmyard animals including: goats, sheep, ducks, geese, chickens, a pot-bellied pig, and a bunny rabbit
  • Caricature artists

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.

2024 Hippity-Hop Easter Egg Hunt Gallery

The Timbers of Shorewood Senior Living is a rental retirement community that provides senior independent living and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for short-term stays.

For more information, call (815) 609-0669.