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The Great Oban Egg Hunt kicks off this Friday and the search is on to find egg designs around the town.
Organised by Fiona Shaw, Culture and Creative Officer at The Rockfield Centre and running till Monday April, the idea is a ‘Covid safe egg hunt’ for everyone to take part in.
Fiona said: ‘Everyone is in need of a cheer up this Easter and the hunt is designed to get kids, families and friends out walking around the town and doing something different.
‘The start is in the Rockfield Centre Shelter adjacent to the car park where folks will find the first clue that will lead them to the first business window in town displaying some of the egg designs as well as the next clue.’
Children from four schools as well as lots of online entries from the public responded to the themes of OBAN and HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL taking inspiration from the town, the joy of spring-time and new hope. Their designs were created using an A4 template provided by The Rockfield Centre and will be displayed in 31 business windows around Oban.
Fiona added: ‘Once people have gone round the hunt, they can vote for their favourite design either online (better for the environment!) or via paper forms onsite. Our top designers will then win the chocolate eggs that Tesco has kindly donated to us.’
She added: ‘This is all about fun and a focus on something to do at the half term – we hope everyone enjoys it!’