Video: Eggs – and bacon! – at West Seattle Thriftway’s annual hunt

Thanks to Tim for our first photo from the first egg hunt of the day, West Seattle Thriftway‘s traditional lots-of-eggs, lots-of-hunters event this morning. (Pictured are Violet and Lydia, who, Tim reports, “had a great time!”) Even if you aren’t a participant, the crowd is always something to see. And this year, Thriftway staffer Emma was out circulating with bacon (hey, goes with eggs, right?):

We also caught Michele from Thriftway with The Bunny:

But back to the egg-scitement. The doors opened, and in went the crowd:

We managed to get Harrison to stop and pose:

And one more bunny photo – with Marianna and dad:

Thriftway’s Facebook page has lots of pix, too – see them here.

10 Replies to "Video: Eggs - and bacon! - at West Seattle Thriftway's annual hunt"

  • JayDee April 7, 2012 (5:08 pm)

    The two little girls, on a scale of cute, a 9.

  • Moe April 7, 2012 (6:10 pm)

    Thriftway used to be our favorite egg hunt, but this is the last year we will attend. We were near the front of the 7-10 year old line and by the time we got in the store was picked clean without an egg to be found. Fortunately, my wife and daughter were in the 4-6 year old line and at least found a few eggs. If Thriftway sticks to the practice of entry by age group next year, they should divide the store into a sections for each age group so the older kids have a chance to find an egg or two.

  • Cindy April 7, 2012 (7:28 pm)

    Thank you Thriftway! This was our first year in the 0-3 and we had a great time.

  • TW Girl April 7, 2012 (7:41 pm)

    HI Moe –

    That is a great idea. We were extremely surprised with the turnout this year and do plan to do some things differently.

    – Michele

  • Moe April 7, 2012 (9:01 pm)

    Thanks for the reply, Michele. I think it’s great you had an even larger than normal turnout this year and I think we all appreciate the effort you put into the egg hunt – it’s a great event. I hope whatever changes you make next year will make the hunt more enjoyable (and equitable :)) for all!

  • TW Girl April 7, 2012 (9:22 pm)

    I do too, Moe. We love the feedback because it can only make us better at what we do, and it is extremely unfortunate that a few bad eggs (no pun intended) can make an event more unenjoyable for others. We do what we can to “police” but we are very few in comparison to the attendees. Hopefully next year we can have the turn out of this year and be able to make sure EVERYONE gets their fair share. 364 days to go.

  • Morgan Junction Mom April 7, 2012 (10:20 pm)

    My two girls (2 and 4) came home with empty baskets and heavy hearts. The worst part was they had to walk past kids with buckets loaded down. I’m grateful to Thriftway for hosting such an amazingly popular community event, and even more grateful to hear you’re considering future improvements that will help everyone enjoy the fun!

  • CM April 7, 2012 (11:54 pm)

    This was our first year and though it was chaos our little one had fun and we appreciate Thriftway hosting this event. I have to say I did witness some questionable behavior but a big thanks to the parents who were putting eggs back on the shelves for the rest of us to find! And to those kids who were sweet enough to share with the kids who had empty baskets. :)

  • RedHeadsRule April 8, 2012 (3:41 am)

    My son and I had a great time, but he was as shocked as I at how many parents allowed thier children to take so many eggs at once. The limit was 35 per kid. We saw lots of kids with double and easily triple that amount.

    Another tacky practice was watching parents
    open eggs to check them and then putting them back, usually still open. Look, I get that if you child can’t have peanuts in candy or food. But, next time, close it back up for another kid.

    Sorry so many kids missed out due to parents not controlling their own children. There was a small group of us who stayed at and even under the limit! Honest!

  • miws April 8, 2012 (1:21 pm)

    It’s very maddening, and sad to see a few selfish parents, making what is supposed to be a great, fun event, a disappointment for other kids, (and their parents), by greedily taking way over the limit on eggs. (And what does this teach their kids?)

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    I have to say though, I really appreciate the understanding attitude of the disappointed parents. Their frustration may be easily detectable in their posts, however, they direct the entire blame where it belongs—at the greedy parents, and they understand that this is not Thriftway’s fault. I’ve seen too many scenarios of where people receive free stuff, and complain loudly against the business offering it, if it doesn’t meet the persons strict standards.

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    Of course, it helps that the Morgan St Thriftway is the best grocery store in the world, (I know this for a fact, I’ve been to every grocery store in the world), and they have a staff that absolutely rawks!

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    Mike

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