PIERRE, S.D. (KELO-AM) – The Governor and First Lady are inviting families to take part in the 61st Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the Governor’s residence lawn at 1 p.m. CDT on Easter.
“This will be the fourth year that Linda and I have participated in the mansion Easter Egg Hunt. We’re happy to have the opportunity to continue the tradition,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
Children up to age 10 are invited to participate in the Egg Hunt. Steve Wegmen, chairman of the Elks Easter Egg Hunt, estimates that up to 1,500 children participate each year. According to Wegmen, the event is the oldest and largest family event in the state of South Dakota.
Before the Easter Egg Hunt begins, children’s entertainer Phil Baker will be performing on the lawn at 12:15 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Pierre Elks. Those who would like to make a contribution toward the event should contact Wegmen at 605-295-1221.