TTU fraternity plans Easter egg hunt for Cookeville children

Posted by Lori Shull - Thursday, March 22 2012


Several hundred local children are expected to descend on Tennessee Tech University’s Sherlock Park on Saturday, April 7, for an Easter egg hunt sponsored by Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

The hunt is free and open to all children between the ages of 3 and 11. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and children are asked to bring their own baskets.

“It’s been a tradition since before I was initiated,” said TTU senior Andrew Scott, a member of the fraternity. “We try to get the community more involved on campus. It’s something we take a lot of pride in.”

Now in its third year, the hunt had about 200 participants last year. The fraternity’s four members will dedicate an entire Saturday to stuffing the 1,000 multi-colored plastic eggs with candy.

“I love seeing the looks on the kids’ faces,” said Scott, a business management major from Nashville. “I remember when I was little, I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I had a lot of fun picking up the eggs.”

Sherlock Park is on the TTU campus along University Drive. Parking will be available in the lot next to the tennis courts.