By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012
Linnea Plowman (center) was the lucky winner of the Rooster Days Egg Hunt, with help from her sister Kenna Moskal (left), friend Valerie Hale, and all of their kiddos.
The 81st annual Rooster Days – the oldest festival in the state of Oklahoma – were held May 11-13, 2012. An annual tradition leading up to the festival is the exciting Rooster Days Egg Hunt. On April 30, the first clue was released to the public. Egg hunters could find clues at participating Broken Arrow merchants or on the Rooster Days Facebook page.
Linnea Plowman, Broken Arrow born and raised, was the lucky winner of the 2012 Egg Hunt. Linnea won $3,000 in cash and prizes donated by local merchants. She found the egg after only five of the ten clues had been released. “I started looking for the egg on Wednesday and found it on Friday,” says Linnea, who has participated in the hunt with her family and friends every year for the past five or six years.
Working as a team with her sister Kenna Moskal and friend Valerie Hale, Linnea was able to locate the egg near the armory on 101st Street. As soon as she found the egg nestled in a feathery patch of grass, Linnea and her children were ecstatic. “We were screaming, jumping up and down, and laughing. It was very exciting!” says Linnea.
The trio team of Linnea, Kenna and Valerie joked that before the hunt began, they had said they’d better find it this year – so their husbands could stop complaining, and so they could make up for the gas money they spent driving all over town. “It’s been really fun for the three of us working together for the past few years looking for the egg. We’re so glad we found it this year!” adds Linnea.
The 2012 Rooster Days egg will become part of the permanent egg collection on display at the Broken Arrow Historical Museum on Main Street.
Broken Arrow Rooster Days is coordinated by the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and includes carnival rides, a 5K run, arts and crafts booths, the Miss Chick contest, live entertainment, a parade and fun for the entire family. If you didn’t have the opportunity to make it this year, mark your calendar now for the 82nd annual Rooster Days next May. You may also want to start working on your sleuthing skills now for next year’s Egg Hunt!
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.