Phi Kappa Delta sister Abby Smith stuffs an Easter egg last Thursday evening in the Kincaid game room. The sorority hosted an Easter event for the community, with plans to make it an annual affair. Photo by Hadassah Curry
By Hadassah Curry
A sorority hid 750 plastic eggs on the Alderson Broaddus University campus last weekend in preparation for a community service project .
Phi Kappa Delta (PKD) sorority hosted their inaugural Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, which also included face painting, concession stands, field games, music and entertainment. Peter the Rabbit also made a special guest appearance at the hunt, which took place on the quad.
Shayna Holley is part of PKD’s community service board and was in charge of the Easter egg hunt. The sorority has traditionally done a blood drive for community service hours, but Holley said they wanted to try something different this year.
“I looked up ways to do more community service for our community in Philippi, but I hadn’t heard anything about a egg hunt happening in the town,” Holley said. “So I brought up the idea of an egg hunt and it went from there.”
The hunt coincided with Greek Week events, so it was an opportunity for all Greek organizations to come together and do community service. To prepare for the event, the PKD sisters had to stuff and then hide hundreds of eggs.
“I expected there would be more than 100 kids coming to our event based on this past October when we did the Trunk-or-Treat for community service,” Holley said.