The Storybook Egg Hunt is back on! Although we needed to postpone the Hunt in April to ensure everyone’s safety and abide by Gov. Scott’s restrictions on outdoor recreation, he lifted those restrictions two weeks ago and is encouraging everyone to get some fresh air outdoors while being smart and safe. With that in mind, and as a sign of our beautiful VT spring, we are excited to finally put out the storybook eggs that Radiate Art Space & the Richmond Free Library collaboratively worked on well before the outbreak! Similar to last year, 30 large paper mache eggs will be hidden between the walkable area from the Round Church to the Richmond Elementary School / Camels Hump MS, including the river walking trail on Volunteers Green. The egg hunt will take place over the course of a week — Saturday, May 23rd through Sunday, May 31st. Each egg has a picture with a different storybook character. When you find an egg, you simply identify the character and check it off a checklist.
To keep with the State’s recommendations to make this safe, we require your help in maintaining the social distancing that Governor Scott still has in place. While the egg hunt takes place outside, happens over the course of a full week, and does not require ANY touching of the eggs (or exchange of items between people), it is up to you to make the social distancing work. Obviously, anyone who suspects they have been exposed to COVID should not take part. Also, we ask that you do not all rush out on the first Saturday to find the eggs — they will be there all week, so take your time and pick various times of the day to attempt your search. Also, do not approach an egg if you see others gathered around it – wait until they have moved on for several minutes before you continue your search. Please use the 6-foot rule as a minimum distance guideline. We recommend wearing a mask if you see others on the hunt as well. You will not need to touch the eggs — the story characters will be visible from a distance. You can download our checklist to take with you, or submit a form online for a chance at a gift card (www.radiateartspace.org). If it appears that people are not following the rules and putting others at risk, we will sadly have to end the egg hunt immediately for the safety of everyone. For those of you who might miss out because you are self-quarantining indoors, or have concerns about taking part, Radiate will be posting pictures of all the eggs on their website + Instagram, Facebook after June 1st, so that you can see them, too!
Final notes!! Please do not go in construction zones — all eggs will be placed on the west side of Bridge Street away from the section they are working on. Also, last year there was some confusion about the eggs. There is no candy/surprises/etc. inside the eggs – so do not touch them and don’t try to break them open! The fun is in the search itself. Happy hunting!
Find all the details here: http://www.radiateartspace.org