The following piece was provided by Perkins School for the Blind:
Hundreds of children and extended family members joined in on the 7th Annual Beeping Egg Hunt at Perkins School for the Blind on Saturday, April 6th.
Three hundred brightly-colored, plastic eggs that emit high-pitched beeps were placed around the central playground on Perkins’ Watertown Campus.
The Beeping Egg Hunt is a specialized event for children with visual impairments and their families. Each year it attracts students enrolled in both day and residential programs at Perkins, as well as other area families.
On cue, children with visual impairments, their sighted siblings and children walking with white canes, using wheelchairs or guided by volunteers swooped down in two waves to seek and gather the beeping eggs, plus 1,200 more candy-filled orbs. Two golden eggs (labeled in braille) netted the finder a prize basket.
Volunteers from Delta Gamma of Boston University, Vantage Point Financial, the Lions Club, and other area businesses united with Perkins staff to put on this complex, high-energy event.
About Perkins School for the Blind
Since 1829, Perkins School for the Blind has been a leader in preparing students for the world and the world for our students. Today, Perkins’ works globally to foster accessibility with the goal that every person can learn to be as independent as possible and fulfill their unique potential. Learn more at Perkins.org.