SEASIDE HEIGHTS – The popular Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt held at the Seaside Heights Boardwalk will be seeing a change this year to provide a safe social distancing activity for families.
A high-tech version of the egg hunt will allow families to “hunt” for eggs during a four-day period to avoid crowding. Participants will use their smart phones to scan QR codes and enter in to win prizes.
The Egg Hunt will take place from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday Palm Sunday weekend and Easter weekend. The event will also have C Side the Easter Rabbit featured throughout.
As stated in a press release, there is no advantage to hunting at one time versus another. Every family or group that participates in the Hunt and completes an entry online will be mailed at least one prize coupon. Prizes provided by the coupons range from one day beach badges, to slices of pizza, to arcade game play.
Participants can enter a bonus prize drawing by taking a picture of their Hunt group, properly masked, with one of the egg clue posters. The photo is then included in the Hunt entry form online. Participate by visiting exit82.com/egghunt for complete instructions and a guide that you can download, print and carry with on the hunt.
In order to participate, hunters will need a smartphone with the ability to scan QR codes for the hunt. Once you find an egg clue poster in designated areas of the Boardwalk, you will scan the QR code on each egg to get a clue that they will need to enter on their entry form. One of the eggs scanned will provide a unique Secret Number for each entrant. Entries are limited to one per household.
All valid entrants will receive at least one prize coupon. Prize coupons will be mailed to valid entrants by April 12. Prizes are donated by Seaside Heights businesses as a thank-you to fans of the town.
“Seaside Heights’ fans count on us for traditional family fun. During the COVID restrictions, we have partnered with the Seaside Heights Business Improvement District (SSHBID) to offer activities that can be enjoyed safely,” Mayor Anthony Vaz said.