Alumni Relations, Student Foundation,and Young Alumni teamed up Sunday to host the 17th Annual TCU Easter Egg Hunt. About 2,000 people came from all over Fort Worth to enjoy a scenic picnic in the Campus Commons and an egg hunt on the Sadler Hall lawn.
Carrie Wright-Brown, associate director of Alumni Relations, said it was her first time heading the egg hunt since its establishment in 1994. She said she was in charge of acquiring all the supplies that the organizations, Young Alumni and Student Foundation, used to facilitate the event.
The egg hunt, which was free and open to the public, consisted of a family picnic, music, appearances by Mr. and Ms. Bunny and SuperFrog, face painting, balloon artists, and the big egg hunt. This year’s Easter egg hunt gave away over 15,000 prizes, consisting of eggs and toys for children, Wright-Brown said.
“It’s just a great way for us to reach out to our TCU community,” Wright-Brown said. “It’s awesome to see everyone on campus. See the children and hopefully future frogs at the event.”
Kate Williams, an alumna and mother of two, brought daughters Gracie and Sadie, to the egg hunt for the fifth year in a row.
“Our girls love it and we’d like to support any events that TCU has,” said Williams. “If we did not bring them here, they would not let us live it down. They look forward to this event every year.”
Gracie has been attending the Easter egg hunt since she was born and since then she always looks forward to one thing.
“Seeing TCU horn frog,” Gracie said.
Mr. and Ms. Bunny were actually Brent Folan, a sophomore finance and accounting double major, and Effie Husbands, a freshman nursing major in costume. Folan said he has been playing mascots since high school, but it was his first year being Mr. Bunny.
“Just seeing little kids faces. It’s awesome. It just makes their day, Folan said.
Husbands was also playing Ms. Bunny for the first time and said she was excited about it.
“I just thought it would be really fun. I love kids and I love Easter hunts,” Husbands said.
Hector Muñoz, an alumnus who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the university, brought his children, Destiny, age 9, Selah, age 4 and Levi, age 3, out to the egg hunt for the fifth year.
“My kids have a blast,” Muñoz said. “They love TCU for one. They love the environment of TCU. The fact that they get to hunt eggs as well makes it that much better.”