Adult Easter egg hunt to take place at Cochrane Park


Adults over the age of 21 should mark their calendars for Saturday, March 16, as the City of Yelm Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a “Midnight Eggstravaganza,” an adult Easter egg hunt at Cochrane Memorial Park, 750 Mill Road Southeast, Yelm.

Check in times for the event begin at 7:30 p.m. with the hunt itself beginning at 8 p.m. Participants will have 30 minutes to find as many eggs as they can. All of the Easter eggs will contain candy, but some of them will contain tickets for different prizes.

“The community is always looking for fun things for everyone to do. This one is for adults over 21 because some of the prizes are for 21+ establishments,” Line Roy, Yelm’s communications and recreation coordinator, said. “It’s super fun. There’s no shortage of things to do in our community if you take advantage of what we have to offer.”

Event sponsors providing prizes for the event so far include the Grill at 507, Worthy Coffee, Funtime Toys and Gifts, Red Lantern Asian Fusion, South Hill RV Sales, Rainier View Construction, with more to come from Uptown Lounge, 507 Taproom, J&I Power Equipment, Steele Barrel BBQ, Stewart’s Meat Market, Kathy Bader, YARD and Standing Room Only Theater.

“We have so many organizations that do incredible egg hunts for kids in Yelm, but there’s not much for the adults. So we wanted to bring something for the adults to get out and have some fun,” Roy said. “Participants will hunt for 2,000 candy-filled eggs. But some of those eggs will also have incredible prizes in them, like gift cards to local businesses, kitchen appliances, camping gear, TVs and more.”

She added that participants will need to bring flashlights to the event to find the eggs in the dark.

Roy said she’d recommend that egg hunters check “all possible spaces.”

“Unlike a kid-focused egg hunt where the eggs are out in the open, some of the best eggs will be hidden in hard-to-see spots,” Roy said. “Don’t go for the ‘low-hanging fruit,’ and keep your eyes scanning at different heights.”

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at, and cost $20.

“This is the first time we’re hosting this event, and we’re so excited to host it,” Roy said. “The response has been awesome, and we’re so excited to get to see how it grows.”