- Cheri Russo Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – Colorful eggs will soon line the landscape on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Phi Theta Kappa, a national honors society on campus, sponsors an Easter egg hunt each year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County.
"It's just very nice to get different people from the community to come help and to help the kids out," said PTK member Courtney Barnes. "It's fun to see all of the kids and to see how happy they are when they get their candy."
The eggs are hidden all over the Lancaster Campus. The PTK members filled several hundred eggs with candy on Tuesday, March 26. It took the students a couple of hours to fill them all up.
"It definitely helps the children know that somebody cares," said Barnes. "It's really cool to have that college connection and to have the college kids help them out and be willing to take a day off and play with them. So, I think that's really special for them."
Phi Theta Kappa members accepted donations of candy to fill the eggs. Barnes said being involved in events like the Easter egg hunt is really important.
"There's something different about not just coming to school and just going to class, but actually getting involved,"
said Barnes. "Doing things and building those relationships on campus is great and you are able to serve the community."
The PTK Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. About 35 Big Brothers Big Sisters children and their families are expected to participate.