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Historic Prairie District Neighborhood Event to Feature 6000 Eggs

Pictured: The John J. Glessner House, operated...
Glessner House sans eggs. Image via Wikipedia

The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt, at Chicago’s Women’s Park and Gardens, featuring a variety of family activities, on Saturday, April 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.  This popular holiday event is expected to draw over a 1000 people from the South Loop and surrounding communities.

The Easter Egg hunt will begin at 12:15 p.m.  During the hunt, children will search for over 6.000 brightly colored toy and candy filled plastic eggs and will be able to win prizes. The egg hunt is recommended for children ages 10 and under. There will be separate designated areas for the hunt, with an area for the younger children and an area for the older children.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

“The Easter Egg Hunt is such a fun event for the kids, and it is just wonderful to see so many of them hunting for eggs all dressed up in their Easter outfits,” said Gail Dempsey, Board member of the PDNA. “We know so many residents and neighbors in the South Loop look forward to this event every year,” she said.

The PDNA will be giving away a large number of great prizes provided by event sponsors, the Chicago White SoxCity Point Community Church and Chi Bakery.  Prizes include: (200) two hundred White Sox Tickets, (5) Five $100 gift certificates to Target and plenty of toys and candy.

Other activities include:  An animal petting zoo, piñatas and a visit with the Easter Bunny. There will be lots of great photo opportunities, so parents should bring their cameras.  Glessner House, a landmark House Museum which is located adjacent to the Women’s Park, will partner with the PDNA to provide fun carnival games for the kids. “We are happy to be a part of our community and welcome families into the museum,” said Lynee Smaczny, Assistant to the Director at Glessner House.  Attendees will also enjoy special Easter cupcakes and cookies provided by Chi Bakery, as well as plenty of candy, treats and refreshments.

The Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens is located 1801 S. Indiana Avenue in Chicago. There is a charge to get in, and space is limited and RSVP is REQUIRED.  For more information visit the PDNA web site at: or call (312) 401-2688.


About the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance 

The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance is a community organization whose mission is to build a sense of community and to promote the common good and social welfare for the Near South and South Loop area in Chicago. Also, to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood’s historic character and educate the public about its history.  Further, to address issues of the neighborhood and provide it with an effective and transparent communication link with city municipal and government officials, developers, businesses and other influential groups, and to empower the community to work together in improving the neighborhood with the objective of fostering a collective, respectful and unified voice that translates into a powerful and influential force for improving and maintaining the community.

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