An Egg Hunt for the Big Kids

Who says kids get to have all the fun this weekend? Well, apparently every egg scavenger hunt organizer in the state. While the elementary-aged people search for goodies, the adults get to sit in the wet grass hoping to sneak some of their bounty. And if you ask me, the five- to eleven-year-olds need the sugar high the least of all of us.

Thankfully, one local organization gets that adults like to have a good ol’ competitive time, too. This Friday, the Rhode Island Shriners will host an all-adult (twenty-one and older) egg scavenger hunt fundraiser that promises to be equal or greater in fun than the ones for the kiddies. Equipped with baskets and flashlights, participants will search the Rhodes Place and Scottish Rite Lodge grounds for 5,000 colorful eggs. According to the Shriners' Hillary Williamson, inside they’ll find candy, gift cards and slips of paper redeemable for bottles of wine, cash prizes, lottery tickets and free drinks at the Shrine bar.

What’s more, participants gather after the hunt in the Shrine bar to cheers their great success. The event is limited to 150 people and there are plenty of prizes to go around, if you can spot them!

The Details: April 18. 8 p.m. $10. To purchase tickets, call 467-7102 or visit the the Imperial Room at 1 Rhodes Place, Cranston. Proceeds benefit the national Shriners hospitals for children.

NOTE: This blog post was originally published in March 2013. The information has been updated for this year’s event.