Sadler Hall Lawn was covered with 20,000 colored Easter eggs Sunday for the 19th Annual TCU Easter Egg Hunt.
Alumna Stefani Hudman and her husband Johnnie have attended the event since their daughter, Landry, was 1 years old. The egg hunt was a part of the family’s Easter tradition, Hudman said.
Landry participated in the seven to nine age group, while her 2-year-old brother Ledger joined in on the Easter tradition for the first time.
“I like just to hang out with my family and kind of run around and do everything that’s here,” Landry said.
TCU Alumni Relations and the Young Alumni Association put on the free egg hunt for children age nine and under.
In addition to the egg hunt, there was music, face painting, balloon artists, a family picnic in the Campus Commons and appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and SuperFrog.
For alumna Emily Freeman, this was the first year she could bring her sons Maddock and Camden to the event since graduating in December 2002.
“This is the first year we’ve got to come because my husband and I are both off,” Freeman said. “We’re in the medical field so it’s hard for us to have a day off together. So we’re super excited.”
Tiffany Sapp, who graduated in December, came for the first time this year with her daughter Bryar and nephew Benjamin.
“A lot of my friends that have kids brought their children here last year,” Sapp said. “I heard so many great things about it, so we really wanted to come.”
Steve Lombardi, president of the Young Alumni Association, called the egg hunt five to ten minutes of “absolute chaos.” On Sadler Hall Lawn, children were divided into groups based on age and collected as many eggs as possible.
The event was the weekend before Easter so families who leave Fort Worth or have other plans could still participate, Lombardi said.
“We wanted everybody to be able to come and do this and have their Easter time,” he said.