Organizers are gearing up for an Easter egg hunt on Saturday at Crowder College in Neosho.

The event is hosted by the college’s PBL students and begins at 11 a.m. Registration will be located in the Bob Sneller Gymnasium prior to the event.

“PBL provides a community-wide service for the children of Neosho and surrounding areas through this event,” said Chris Fenske, business instructor at the college. “It is a great way to give back to the community by partnering with business sponsors who provide donations for the event. This is also an opportunity for area families to visit our Campus and become familiar with Crowder College.”

The hunt is for ages infant to 8 years old. All children in these age groups are invited.

“We offer three hunts (by age): 0-2, 3-5 and 6-8,” Fenske said. “The event is held rain or shine (we go inside if it rains). We ask to bring your own basket and after the hunt and prizes are opened we ask for everyone to return the eggs for next year.”

Along with the egg hunt, there will be other events that day.

“The YMCA will host breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 10-10:45 a.m.,” said Fenske. “Breakfast is $1. Neosho Walgreen’s will be taking pictures with the Easter Bunny during the event. Each child will receive a free 4 by 6 photo, which can be picked up later that day at Walgreen’s.”

Overall, Fenske said PBL enjoys doing this Easter egg hunt.

“We always enjoy hosting this event and working with area businesses to provide such a fun day for the children,” Fenske said. “Working with sponsors, such as Scholastic, we are able to provides a unique opportunity of having an event that goes beyond just candy prizes.  For our students, they get to work in organizing a worthwhile community service event.”