8,000 Eggs Up For Grabs in the South Loop


One of the Largest Easter Egg Hunts In Chicago Is Coming To The Historic Prairie District Neighborhood on

April 7, 2012



Hunt CHICAGO — The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt, at Chicago’s Women’s Park and Gardens featuring a variety of family activities, on Saturday, April 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. This popular holiday event is expected to draw over a 1000 people from the South Loop and surrounding communities.  


The Easter Egg hunt will begin at 12:15 p.m. During the hunt, children will search for over 8.000 brightly colored toy and candy filled plastic eggs and will be able to win prizes. The egg hunt is recommended for children ages 10 and under. There will be separate designated areas for the hunt, with an area for the younger children and an area for the older children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. „The Easter Egg Hunt is such a fun event for the kids, and it is just wonderful to see so many of them hunting for eggs all dressed up in their Easter outfits,” said Gail Dempsey, Board member of the PDNA. „We know so many residents and neighbors in the South Loop are looking forward to this event,” she said.  


The PDNA will be giving away a large number of great prizes provided by event sponsors, the Chicago White Sox, the Bulls /Sox Academy, the Glessner House Museum, as well as local Alderman. Prizes include: (200) two hundred Chicago White Sox game Tickets and plenty of toys and candy.  


Other activities include: An animal petting zoo, piñatas and a visit with the Easter Bunny. The PDNA is very excited to announce a special appearance from the Chicago White Sox mascot, Southpaw. There will be lots of great photo opportunities, so parents should bring their cameras.  Glessner House, a landmark House Museum which is located adjacent to the Women’s Park, will partner with the PDNA to provide fun carnival games for the kids. „We are happy to be a part of our community and welcome families,” said Lynne Smaczny, Assistant to the Director at Glessner House. Attendees will also enjoy special Easter cupcakes and cookies, as well as plenty of candy, treats and refreshments.


The Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens is located 1801 S. Indiana Avenue in Chicago. Admission is $10 for children and $3 for adults. There is no charge for children age 12 months and under.  Space is limited and RSVP is REQUIRED. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the PDNA web site at:  www.pdnachicago.com or call (312) 401-2688.


About the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance


The Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance is a community organization whose mission is

socially conscious and supportive neighbors creating an inclusive and welcoming community in the Near South and South Loop area in Chicago.