March 13, 2018
Pawnee Bill Ranch Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt
PAWNEE, Okla. — On Saturday, March 31, the Pawnee Bill Ranch will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Egg Hunt is cosponsored by the local Pawnee Lion’s Club and it will begin promptly at 10 a.m., signaled by Pawnee Bill, portrayed by Kevin Webb, firing his pistol. The egg hunt attracts hundreds of children and their families and is spread out over many acres of the historic site. Thousands of eggs will be hidden, including prize eggs containing money and vouchers for treats. Pawnee Bill started an egg hunt at his ranch more than one hundred years ago. It is in that tradition that the ranch continues to be a place where families can make memories with their children in a beautiful environment.
On Sunday, April 1, the Pawnee Bill Ranch will host its annual nondenominational Sunrise Service and Easter Fundraiser Breakfast. The nondenominational service begins at approximately 7 a.m. on Blue Hawk Peak, the highest point on the ranch grounds. The service is led by the Pawnee Ministerial Alliance and is a community-wide tradition. Immediately following the service, the Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association will serve a breakfast to raise money for ranch programs. The breakfast will consist of eggs, sausage, fruit, biscuits, gravy and a drink for $5.
The Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the support of the Pawnee Bill Ranch. The ranch association helps support the Wild West Show, ranch maintenance, collections acquisition and care and much more.
The Pawnee Bill Ranch, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located on Blue Hawk Peak, one-half mile west of Pawnee on US 64. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.