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UCO's Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival Set for April 19

April 8, 2014

Media Contact: Sydney Monday, Intern, University Relations, 405-974-2121,


 The University of Central Oklahoma will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt and carnival from 1-3 p.m. April 19 on the grass in front of the Hamilton Field House, located on the north side of the campus, just south of Wantland Stadium.           

Hosted by Central’s political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, all activities are free and open to the public, including egg hunts for children, carnival booths and games.

The event includes six different egg hunts, grouped by ages 2 and under, ages 3 to 4, ages 5 to 6, ages 7 to 8, ages 9 to 10 and ages 11 and older.

In addition to egg hunts, families can visit carnival-style booths like face painting, “bean the bunny” and pin the tail on the bunny, egg and spoon races, miniature golf, cookie decorating, bowling, coloring, musical chairs and more.

“Every year, this egg hunt has grown in terms of its participation,” said Jan Hardt, Ph.D., a political science professor at Central.

“While we only had about 550 participants the first year, we have averaged about 1200-1400 people in recent years.”

Hardt is seeking 40-50 volunteers to help staff the event. Volunteers would need to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to assist with the carnival booths or help monitor the egg hunt.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Hardt at