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Huge crowd turns out for Tea Chamber’s Easter event

When Spring comes many tend to think of green grass, time outside and for some — Easter comes to mind.

This holiday weekend is often a time for young boys and girls to partake in endless amounts of fun by gathering Easter eggs. This was especially true in Tea this past weekend for those who attended the Tea Chamber for Development’s Easter Egg Scramble. The event was hosted on Saturday, April 3 at the Tea City Park.

The event was planned by the board members of the Tea Chamber. Prior to the event all the eggs had to be filled. The Chamber members recruited help from the staff members of Reliabank in Tea, as well as family members to fill all of the eggs needed for the hunt.

The sponsors for this event included Reliabank, Roo’s Sanitation, ServPro, Fareway, Ameri-Star, Squealer’s and DJ Jer.

On Saturday the members set up for four different egg hunts including — walking to two-year-olds, three and four-year-olds, five to seven-year-olds and eight to ten-year-olds. Each hunt was held at a different time to ensure that there was enough space and eggs for each child.

Along with the egg hunts there were also inflatables from Bounce Around Inflatables and Sioux Falls DJ Jer was there to provide the entertainment for the morning. The Easter Bunny himself even made an appearance for photos under the balloon arch.

The event brought over 1,000 people to the area for the morning and was a huge hit among many locals.

Alyssa McGinnis from Tea, took her three daughters who are 7, 5 and 4 to the event last Saturday (pictured with the Easter Bunny at right).

McGinnis said, “They loved the inflatables and the egg hunt. We would definitely do it again!”

The Tea Chamber is welcoming new members. The group was created in 1997 with their purpose to “Engage, Promote, and Educate.” They want to connect people, businesses, and ideas together for a greater community. Those interested in joining the group can contact them on their Facebook page, “The Tea Chamber for Development” or visit their website at, click on the “contact us” link.


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