Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday at Gibson Park

The City’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is April 20 in Gibson Park at 11 a.m., but plan to arrive at 10 a.m. for games and entertainment, and no later than 10:45 a.m.

The hunt will feature more than 6,000 eggs filled with candy and special prizes. The hunt age divisions include:  1-3, 4-6 and 7-9. The Easter Bunny will be making a guest appearance so don’t forget your basket.

For the ninth year, Jimmy and Debbie Filipowicz and Steel Etc. made generous financial donation to make the hunt possible.

When the event was in danger of being canceled eight years ago due to a loss in funding, the Filipowicz’s and Steel Etc. offered to pay all expenses associated with the hunt, according to Park and Rec.

“We are fortunate to have a community that cares about events like these, and we’re appreciative for businesses like Steel Etc., and owners Jimmy and Debbie Filipowicz.  Jimmy and Debbie’s generosity and compassion for children and making Great Falls a great place to live, never ceases to amaze me! Jimmy and Debbie Filipowicz and Steel Etc. are outstanding community members. They graciously fund all of the expenses of the Easter Egg Hunt, but it is just a small part of their on-going support and philanthropic efforts throughout the community,” Deputy Park and Rec Director Patty Rearden said in a release.

“The Easter Egg Hunt is a great event for children and the community. We didn’t hesitate to offer our support in 2011, and entering into our ninth year, we are more committed than ever. It’s rewarding to feel the excitement in the air and to see the great time the kids have. The community has been good to our business and we want to give back,” the Filipowicz’s said in a release.

Steel Etc. is a local Great Falls business that provides new steel products and recycling services, and is located at 1408 52nd St.

Cascade FFA has donated time stuffing over 6,000 eggs for the event.

For more information about the Easter Egg Hunt contact Park and Recreation at 771-1265.