More than 80 children in Nebraska and from around the region will be heading to Omaha Saturday for a day of fun, thanks to a collaboration between Boys Town National Research Hospital, Nebraska and Iowa NAPVI and Outlook Nebraska. Kristal Platt is a vision program coordinator at Boys Town National Research Hospital and says the day will start with a beeping baseball-kickball game with University of Nebraska – Omaha adaptive sports specialists. That will be followed by a big pizza party for all of the participants.
Platt says at 2 p.m. is one of the most popular events – a beeping Easter egg hunt at Boys Town. Platt says, “It is an accessible Easter egg hunt so that children who otherwise may not be able to participate in public egg hunt events can participate and enjoy.” There are sixteen stations where the children are by an egg. Volunteers turn on the egg that beeps so the child can find it. At the end the children has a basket full of eggs and then exchange them for toys, books, candy and other fun items.
Platt says families who purchased tickets an also attend a special event at the Rose Theater starting at 4:30 where they will have an audio description of the production “Harold and the Purple Crayon”.
This is the 11th annual beeping egg hunt sponsored by Boys Town, an event that continues to grow each year.