FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is lining up an egg-citing event for youngsters this Easter season with the first-ever Bunny Trail prize hunt.
From March 19 to 26, families can register for a chance to win gift baskets and other prizes at multiple businesses throughout Flint Township. Kids who participate in the Bunny Trail will also receive a candy-filled egg at each store or business that they register with.
Tracey Tucker, Economic Enhancement Director for Flint Township, described the Bunny Trail as an alternative easter egg hunt/scavenger hunt/road rally for families and a creative promotional tool for local businesses.
“We wanted to have an event for the kids and something that will help out our small businesses and give them something positive to be involved in, with little to no cost for them to participate,” she said. “We’re encouraging everyone to visit the participating locations, win some prizes and maybe discover a few businesses that they didn’t even know existed in the township.”
Families can locate each participating business by viewing the interactive Bunny Trail map, which will be available on the Flint Township Events Facebook page.
Tucker said that the Bunny Trail will be taking place in lieu of the Flint Township DDA’s traditional Easter egg hunt, which has been cancelled for a second year in a row due to COVID-19 concerns.
“We had great attendance for the egg hunts in 2018 and 2019, drawing 400 to 500 people each year,” Tucker said. “We were looking forward to having it this year, but we simply can’t do it with COVID restrictions in place.”
With the egg hunt scuttled, Tucker said that township organizers and community sponsors like HAP and Dort Financial Credit Union stepped up to support the idea for an Easter scavenger hunt. Flint Township Trustee Carol Pfaff Dahl, who is the chairperson for Flint Township Volunteer Community Events, also contributed to plans for the Bunny Trail and its incorporation of local business partners.
Although the Bunny Trail prize hunt is open only for kids 12 and under, participating businesses will be allowed to add a prize drawing for adults as well. No purchase is necessary to enter, but people must register on-site at participating businesses to be eligible for prizes. Winners will be contacted by the phone and/ or email contact they give on their registration by March 26 after 4 p.m.
Businesses that want to participate as a “Bunny Stop” can contact Carol Pfaff-Dahl at 810-252-2049 or Tracey Tucker at 810-287-1059 for more information. Contest rules and more details can also be found at the Flint Township Events Facebook page.