FRUITLAND – Children who missed the Easter egg search last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic had the opportunity to make up for lost time this weekend; Hundreds of Fruitland families took to the Fruitland High School football field on Saturday to participate in the Homes of Idaho Fruitland 2021 Easter Egg Hunt. The event was free to the public and featured a bounce house for the most energetic visitors to get out of their tremors, as well as photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.
Real estate agent Jaime Bieker, who was in charge of organizing the event, said Homes of Idaho organized it to help bring the community together.
“I hope next year we can build it bigger and bigger, and just offer something more to our community,” Bieker said. “We had [keep the event small] this year, unfortunately.
The egg hunt was divided into three age groups (0-3 years old, 4-6 years old and 6 years and older) and was staggered throughout the afternoon to minimize crowding in the field .
As the kids gathered their treats for the day, loan officer Justin Tripon of Evergreen Home Loans in Nampa roasted hot dogs for visitors to enjoy.
In addition to sponsoring the annual Fruitland Family Fun Day, Bieker said Homes of Idaho staff members plan to give families more to do.
“We’re just trying to bring more events to our community; there really isn’t much going on, ”Bieker added. “As Fruitland continues to grow, we hope we can’t do the Easter egg hunt, but host several other events for families to get out and have fun… Fruitland is hosting Fruitland Family Fun Day, but it’s is really the only big event that we have all year round, so [we’re] try to just organize more family events [going]. “
Bieker hinted at possible Independence Day and Halloween events. She expressed her gratitude to the families who attended the event and looks forward to their support in hosting future events.