Candy, games, excitement in store at March 20 egg ...

Candy, games, excitement in store at March 20 egg hunt

Youngsters ages 12 and under are welcome to comb MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee’s yard for sweet treats in a free, family-friendly event set Sunday, March 20.

2016 egg hunt poster webThe Easter egg hunt on the lawn, sponsored by the university’s Panhellenic Council and member sororities is slated for 2 to 4 p.m. March 20 at the President’s Home, located at 2212 Middle Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

More than 1,000 colorful plastic eggs filled with candy will be available for local children to collect for their Easter baskets.

“Each Panhellenic group — we have six of them — will bring 250 (eggs), and then we have some other groups volunteering to bring some eggs as well,” said Leslie Merritt, director of fraternity and sorority life.

All National Pan-Hellenic Council and Interfraternity Council organizations have been invited to contribute, Merritt said.

Panhellenic Council President Sara Beth Young, a junior chemistry major from Murfreesboro, said games and face-painting traditionally have been part of the festivities, which will be attended by McPhee and the Easter Bunny.

“Right now, that’s up to each chapter,” said Young. “We’re letting them choose which kind of games they want to have.”

Participants are being asked to enter the university at the East Main Street entrance and park along Old Main Circle or in the Parking Services parking lot off East Main Street. Egg hunters should not park in the Ingram Building lot because of road construction along Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Merritt at 615-898-5812 or

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