‘Eggcellent’ submissions wanted for Richmond virtual contest

Richmond Virtual Rec Center helps alleviate shelter-at-home doldrums
The Richmond Recreation Center is located at 3230 Macdonald Ave.

By Kathy Chouteau

In a sign of the times and of the season, the City of Richmond Library and Community Service Department is taking its annual Egg Hunt virtual and rebranding it as the “Virtual Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest.” The springtime ‘hoppening’ is calling for egg pics and artwork submissions now through Easter on April 12.

“Due to COVID-19, our annual Egg Hunt and Recreation Information Day event was canceled but we want to keep the tradition and spirit alive,” the department stated on its Facebook page.

Community members are encouraged to download and print any available Easter egg coloring sheet, decorate the egg and place it on a window in the home or in an area that’s visible for everyone to see. While minding social distance directives (stay 6 ft. apart!), people can then take a walk and “hunt” for eggs on windows and snap a pic. As an alternative, participants can also show the department their own “eggcellent” artwork.

All egg pics can be shared on the department’s Facebook page or Instagram by tagging @richmondcsd and using #richmondegghunt and #richmondathome. To participate, be sure to share your eggcellent pics by Sun., April 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. One submission per social media account is permitted per day. Organizers will randomly select ten winners and announce them on Mon., April 13 at 5 p.m. on the department’s social media accounts. Winners will receive a gift basket or a Target gift card.

“We hope to spread positivity and enjoyment with this creative take on an egg hunt. We look forward to seeing all of the beautifully colored eggs soon,” stated the department.

Click here to view more info on the City of Richmond Library and Community Services Department web page.