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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                     Contact: Abby Kelly
April 3, 2017                                                                                                                                      Phone: 517-944-9729

                                                                        Lansing Jaycees to Hold Annual
                                                                      Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol Lawn
Lansing, MI – It’s not Spring until the Lansing Jaycees drop thousands of Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes on the capitol lawn. The Annual Lansing Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol Lawn will take place April 15 from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the Michigan State Capitol east lawn, located at 100 N Capitol Ave Lansing, MI 48933.

This year’s event will have three hunt areas, one for ages 0-3, and another for ages 4-7 and the third for ages 8 and up. A parent or guardian must accompany children to the event for the 0-7 age ranges and we ask that they refrain from entering the 8 and up hunt area. The hunt is a mad dash for eggs so we encourage attendees to arrive by 10:30am since the actual egg hunt may be over within minutes.

“I have enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol lawn for ten years.  I love seeing the children so happy and knowing that the event is free so it can be enjoyed by all area children” --- Colleen Burton, 88th President of the Lansing Jaycees.

There will be many activities for families to participate in at the Hunt. There will be photo opportunities with Sparty, ClickIt the Cricket, and other characters. Face painting, crafts, and live animals from Potter Park Zoo will also be among the activities.

Guests will have a chance to win great prizes such as Easter baskets and gift certificates from local businesses. Raffle tickets will be sold before the Easter Egg Hunt with the drawing taking place after. Ticket holders must be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit future Easter Egg Hunts on the Capitol Lawn by keeping it free of cost to our community.

This community event is made possible by the Lansing Jaycees and numerous community sponsors including: the Robert Dowding Group, Jersey Giant, Sohn Linen, Spangler Candy, Goldfish Swim School, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Sheryl Soczak, Capitol City DJ’s, Michigan Legislative Council, Lansing Fire Department, Lansing Lugnuts, Crash the Clown, MSU Alumni Association, Lansing Police Department, State of Michigan, Michigan State Police Training Academy, Impression 5, Crowne Plaza, Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cravings Popcorn, Potter Park Zoo, Reno’s West Sports Bar, Olga’s Kitchen, Ryan Perry and the team at Walgreens on West Saginaw Hwy, the Henry Ford Museum and more.

For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt, find the Lansing Jaycees on Facebook, @LansingJaycees on Twitter, visit:

The Lansing Jaycees are a group of 21 to 40 year olds who focus on developing leadership skills through community involvement. Popular community events include the Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol Lawn, and Stuff the Bus.


Lansing Jaycees ♦ P.O. Box 16150 ♦ Lansing, Michigan 48901-6150 ♦