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No Easter eggs? No problem

Crook County Senior Services presents outbreak-safe hunt for the whole family


April 9, 2020

Easter is hopping into view and, at Crook County Senior Services (CCSS), the staff believe the hunt must go on. This weekend, the organization will be presenting an outbreak-safe way to enjoy an Easter adventure.

The Easter Driving Scavenger Hunt will be taking place all round the county as a way to help the littler members of the community enjoy the holiday.

“I think it’ll keep the big ones entertained too,” laughs Mary Joslyn, senior services representative from Moorcroft.

The hunt will be taking place from April 10 to 13 in Sundance, Hulett and Moorcroft. Stick to the town nearest you or try to complete all three.

“Everyone has been so helpful during this Covid-19. We feel tensions have been high and everyone is becoming stir crazy,” says Jenna Ellsbury, Director of CCSS. “Crook County Senior Services want to provide a safe activity that every generation could enjoy. This can be done at leisure over the holiday weekend since everyone’s schedules have been disrupted.” 

The clues for each hunt will be posted on the Crook County Senior Services Facebook page.

“Or you can pick them up outside the senior centers. They will be outside, you don’t have to come in,” Joslyn says.

With your clues in hand, see if you can follow the Easter Bunny’s trail, looking for balloons to mark each clue location. Clues will be visible from your vehicle.

“We did it as a drive-by, so you don’t have to get out of your cars,” she says. Please do not remove the balloons once you have found them.

As you complete the hunt, write down the addresses where you found the answer to each clue. Correctly completed addresses will be entered into a drawing for a surprise prize.

Meanwhile, post a picture of yourselves on the Facebook page to show off your accomplishment.

The idea was a meeting of minds between senior services reps around the county.

“It was a brainstorm between all of us at all the centers and we just all jumped on board,” Joslyn says. “It’s just something to keep us all busy…It took off from there.”

Joslyn herself has already enlisted the help of nine businesses for the Moorcroft hunt.

“Nobody has turned me down, they think it’s a fantastic idea,” she says, joking that once the businesses agreed, she told them she had a chore for them to do: come up with a clue.

“All my businesses came up with their own clues.”

The scavenger hunt has been organized as a way for the organization to thank the community for its support, says Joslyn.

“I hope to make this a yearly event,” Ellsbury says.


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