Unalaska's PCR Hosts Drive-Up Easter Egg 'Hunt'

Apr 9, 2020

PCR staff handing out pre-filled Easter eggs in lieu of the Easter egg hunt to children ages 0-10 in the back parking lot of PCR.
Credit Hope McKenney/KUCB

While much of the city is shut down due to coronavirus concerns, the staff at Unalaska's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR) is getting creative with events and finding unique ways of bringing Easter spirit to the community.

On Thursday, PCR handed out pre-filled Easter eggs in lieu of an Easter egg hunt to children under the age of 10.

The PCR's Aquatics Coordinator, Delanney McConnell, stood outside the PCR wearing gloves and a mask with three other staff, all handing out eggs to families who remained in their cars.

PCR staff handed out Easter eggs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thurs. April 9.
Credit Hope McKenney/KUCB

She said every year, the Community Center puts on an Easter egg hunt for children in the community.

"But since we aren't able to do that this year, we wanted to pick up the cheer a little bit and give kids the opportunity to still have Easter fun," said McConnell. "And so we are providing enough [eggs] for them to have that Easter spirit. Kids under 10 years old can come pick up today, and we wish everyone a happy Easter."

McConnell said staff wore gloves and masks, and sanitized the eggs to keep them safe for children. But she still recommended families sanitize them again to be extra careful.

As for Easter Sunday, she said Unalaskans should remain at home as much as possible, but stay in contact with others through phone calls or FaceTime.

"Stay connected, make phone calls, stay six feet apart, but make an effort to make that day feel good," said McConnell.