The 2018 Easter Egg Roll. (Metro Wire photo)

City, downtown partners to run 2023 Easter egg roll

By Brandi Makuski

The annual Easter egg roll is returning to the city of Stevens Point.

The springtime staple event was for years operated by the Optimist Club, but after volunteers fell short, the city worked with Muzzy Broadcasting to pull off the event in recent years.

Mayor Mike Wiza told the Public Policy and General Government Committee on March 13 that Muzzy’s involvement this year wasn’t possible. So he’s reached out to the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, Mid-State, and others from the downtown area to organize this year’s event.

This year’s festivities will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8 on the Mathias Mitchell Public Square in downtown Stevens Point. It is free and open to the public.

The committee approved the event, as well as the road closures requested by Wiza. All roads leading into the downtown will be closed at 10 a.m. to avoid any near-misses with kids, but Wiza added, “it’s over in like, 15 minutes,” so the closures wouldn’t last long.

Families should bring their own baskets or bags but they will not be allowed inside the roped-off egg roll area. Parents can watch from the sidelines as their little ones scramble to pick up their share of 10,000 candy-filled eggs, many with prize slips inside.

A few lucky winners will receive a prize slip for a free bicycle, Wiza said. All of the prizes have been donated by local businesses.