The city of Southfield will hold a socially distanced Eggs on Wheels event March 26 at the city’s pavilion. Residents can buy tickets up until noon on March 26 by visiting www.apm.activecommunities.com/southfieldparks or by calling (248) 796-4620.

The city of Southfield will hold a socially distanced Eggs on Wheels event March 26 at the city’s pavilion. Residents can buy tickets up until noon on March 26 by visiting www.apm.activecommunities.com/southfieldparks or by calling (248) 796-4620.

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Southfield Parks and Recreation to hold in-person, socially distanced Easter event

By: Jacob Herbert | Southfield Sun | Published March 24, 2021

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SOUTHFIELD — After winter and COVID-19 forced a lot of residents to stay inside, the Southfield Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the police and fire departments, will host Eggs on Wheels March 26.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer something that is holiday-themed safely,” said Parks and Recreation Programmer Samantha Jenkins. “We have a lot of different, exciting things that are going to be there that I think people are going to be able to enjoy from the comfort of their own car and get the whole experience.”

This event will take place in the Parks and Recreation Building parking lot and front circle drive at 26000 Evergreen Road.

Guests attending the event will drive through the parking lot and front circle drive, enjoying performances by a magician, a stilt walker and three family-favorite costumed characters, all from a safe distance.

Residents who choose to attend the event will also be able to see an alpaca and the Easter Bunny passing out goodie bags for children ages 2-13. Inside the goodie bags are candy-filled eggs, craft packs and more.

Southfield officials hope to use the event as a way to give back to residents who have had to stay inside and isolate for the past year.

“We really feel for our residents,” said Youth Recreation Programmer Holly Graves. “We’ve had to not do so many things for so long, and now it’s finally back. We’re excited to be able to offer them things, because kids need these types of things. They need things to look forward to.”

As for safety protocols, the Parks and Recreation Department is requiring all attendees to be wearing masks, even while in their cars. All staff will also be wearing masks and gloves, if necessary. They will sanitize surfaces when needed.

“I’m pretty excited that we’re starting to be more comfortable with the protocols and procedures that we have in place so we’re able to do things like this,” Graves said. “With our safety protocols, we’ve put a lot of thought into how we do things. It’s pretty exciting to bring a holiday-themed event back.”

When buying tickets, guests can choose from three different 45-minute time slots: 4-4:45 p.m., 5-5:45 p.m. or 6-6:45 p.m. Each time slot is limited to 100 cars. Tickets for Southfield residents cost $10, while tickets for nonresidents cost $20.

Tickets are available for purchase by calling the Parks and Recreation Department information desk at (248) 796-4620 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Residents can also register online at apm.activecommunities.com/SouthfieldParks. Ticket sales will end March 26 at noon.

There will be no indoor facilities available for this event. In the result of rain, Eggs on Wheels will be moved to Sunday, March 28, with the same time slots.

“Being able to offer something for the community and the kids — they’ve been deprived of so much for so long. It’s cool to be able to do an event like this where it’s safe and they get that Easter experience plus some extras thrown in there,” Jenkins said. “Being able to offer the entire event to the community is what I’m excited for.”

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