This morning was the annual Easter Egg Hunt in our Grand Haven store! The staff scoured the store to find brightly colored eggs filled with candy and prizes peeking out from under ranges, hiding inside microwaves, and balanced on the tops of refrigerators.
The prize bag of goodies went to Lou who won the tie-breaker for finding the most eggs. As you can see the pink bunny ears fit him just perfectly and he readily made friends with Nugget, the office chick.
Not to be left out of the fun, earlier this week the appliance and electronics installation teams had their own Easter Egg hunt in the warehouse. Looks like Doug claimed the chocolate bunny in that one!
Have you ever wondered exactly how hunting brightly colored eggs came to be associated with Easter? Although Easter is a Christian holiday, the beloved tradition of egg hunting has no association with the religious history of the Easter holiday. According to the History Channel, the Easter Bunny legend started long ago in Germany with an egg-laying hare named “Osterhase.” German children made nests and left them outside for the hare to lay her eggs in. Easter Egg Hunting began in America when German immigrants brought their Osterhase tradition to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. The festivity soon spread across the nation, and baskets replaced nests. Eventually, the game evolved into a treasure hunt, and the prizes expanded from just hard-boiled eggs to include chocolate, candy, toys and coins. So there you have it!
From all of us at Bekins, we wish you a very Blessed and Happy Easter!