Plum officials are gearing up for the borough’s annual Easter Egg Feast.
It will be held on Saturday April 16 at the drive-thru for the third consecutive year at the Public Works Building, 2001 Old Mine Road.
The free event is reserved for residents of the borough and limited to the first 700 children who register.
Registration is available online at plumboro.com.
Families can go online and select a 10-minute time slot. They write down their names, address and indicate how many children will be with them. A confirmation email will be sent to you.
The event will take place rain or shine.
Event coordinator Mona Costanza said the borough switched from traditional egg hunts to drive-thrus due to the pandemic, and decided to err on the side of caution this time around despite many communities and school districts are easing their covid restrictions.
“I’m egg-cited,” Costanza said of the event. “It’s a big event. This is one of my favorite events to organize. There are a lot of moving parts. Coordinating egg pushers, tote bags; but we succeed and it is a beautiful morning. It works so well.
Signs will be posted directing guests where to go. Attendees will stay in their cars so volunteers can distribute goody bags containing a dozen plastic eggs and a coloring book through the windows.
Many volunteers came back to make sure everything went well.
The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet families and help with goodie bags.
“It works really well,” Costanza said. “You can get people through quickly.
“We put 30 cars in a 10-minute window, and we have a few minutes in between to clear traffic so there’s never a backup. Parents just have to wait a few minutes to switch .
Over 400 children have been registered to date.
Costanza said she thinks they’ll hit the 700 mark on the day of the event.
Plum Community Center volunteers spent a few days in March stuffing about 8,400 eggs with candies and treats in preparation.
“The seniors who stuffed them were very happy to do something for the young families in Plum,” said Karen Hochberg, executive director of the center. “We are always looking to partner with the borough for events. We often pay to help sponsor events because we appreciate the Borough’s support. We are looking for ways to help.
Hochberg said people have also been able to catch up with old friends while working on the eggs, and the center hopes to be involved again next year.
Pappy’s Kettle Corn will be set up at the Renton Road entrance and will offer a special Easter-themed multi-coloured popcorn.
The Plum Rotary will be collecting cash donations for Brother’s Brother to help the people of Ukraine. Rotary will match all donations collected. The goal is to raise at least $1,000.
Eggstravaganza sponsors include State Farm, Rotary International, Soxman Funeral Home and the Plum Chamber of Commerce.