If you’re wandering around South Street the next few weeks, keep your eyes peeled for colorfully decorated eggs for a chance at winning prizes worth up to $1,000.
The South Street Egg Hunt includes more than 50 eggs. They were designed by local artists, students at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, and business owners, and can be found in storefronts and business windows until April 9. It is free to participate.
People can enter for prizes by sharing pics of the eggs on Instagram, tagging @southstreetphilly and using the hashtag, #SouthStreetEggHunt. Non-social media entries can be emailed to [email protected].
Three winners will each receive a $50 gift card to the South Street business of their choosing. One winner will receive the Grand Prize Egg Basket with gift cards from SSHD businesses valued at $1,000.
The egg hunt, now in its third year, originally came about after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the Easter Promenade in 2020 and 2021.
“I think the pandemic kind of allowed all of us an opportunity to reevaluate how we communicate with each other,” said Sarah Cowell, manager of Digital and Marketing for the South Street Headhouse District. “How we support each other from afar, and how we can safely support each other in closer proximity.”
The number of eggs has more than doubled since the hunt started in 2021, according to SSHD Executive Director Mike Harris. And there’s no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
“It’s really just a matter of finding places to hang the eggs,” he said. “But that’s not a terrible problem to have.”
Originally published by WHYY.
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