Easter bunny visits Hill

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Families gathered for the annual on-base Easter Egg Hunt and festivities on April 4. 

“The Easter Egg Hunt is a base event put on by the 75th FSS team,” said Cherokee Johnson, an event organizer. “We do these events to help boost morale on the base and to bring the community together.”

Eggs were scattered around the baseball diamonds for children to collect. Waves of children, broken up by age groups, circled the fields of eggs and upon the announcement of the start, raced forward to gather eggs for their baskets. Eggs contained small prizes, certificates and treats. 

Also, the Easter Bunny made an appearance at each field for photos and hugs with excited egg-hunt participants. 

Emily Lee, whose husband is a Logistics Officer in the Logistics Career Broadening Program on HAFB, enjoyed the egg hunt with her family. Her children excitedly participated in the hunt: “They had loads of fun! There were tons of goodies for everyone who participated and the folks who put it on were very organized and sweet to the kiddos.”

The fun didn’t end when the last egg was claimed. The Landing hosted a pancake breakfast buffet with the Easter Bunny, and the base library also hosted the Easter Bunny for a meet-and-greet with children and photo opportunities. 

“Our hope is that the children and the families will enjoy their experience and bond during this event,” said Johnson. “We do this because we care about our community and with tough times all around us, helping relieve some stress for a short period of time is worth it.”