This article was originally published in the Summer 2012 Harker Quarterly.
A rainy Saturday morning didn’t deter participants from uniting in celebration and sharing memories of their good times while students at Harker, at the second annual Alumni Easter Egg Hunt.
More than 20 alumni turned out for the event, which was held on March 24 in the gym of the lower school campus. The attendees included grandparents, current parents and alumni who are now parents of current Harker students, making it a multigenerational event.
The atmosphere of the hunt was casual and fun, with eggs strategically hidden in the library. Adding to the festive mood was a bounce house, ball pits, and arts and crafts tables complete with child-friendly make-it-yourself projects, including bunny ear headpieces, decorating cups and bug collecting jars.
A visit by the Easter bunny (aka Kelle Sloan ’93) rounded out the day. “The Easter Egg Hunt is fun to be at because I enjoy watching the kids run around and play,” said Sloan, who is now a kindergarten teacher at Harker.
“It’s also really nice because you get to see familiar faces and catch up with people. It’s just another fun way for alumni to stay in touch with each other, bringing their families together,” she noted.