SENECA – Duke Energy’s The World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station is hosting the 2017 “Festival of Eggs,” a spin off from the hugely successful Festival of Trees.
Just like the representatives from the non-profits decorate Christmas trees in unique ways for the tree festival, the egg-decorating challenge will be open to the same non-profits across the Upstate.
The eggs – large, 16-inch blue and green, plastic, plain and undecorated – can be adopted and decorated. And just like the Festival of Trees, visitors to the World of Energy can cast their ballot for their favorite egg.
“With the phenomenal success of the Festival of Trees, we thought another event along the same idea would become as loved as the community’s tree decorations are,” said Chris Rimel, manager of the World of Energy. “Another event was suggested by the folks who came to see the trees.
“Frankly, I think the eggs will be more challenging than the trees to decorate,” Rimel added.
Almost 3,000 people came to the World of Energy in December for the Festival of Trees.
March 15 is scheduled for when teams can take their egg to decorate. The eggs are returned to the World of Energy on March 20 with public view following through April 14. Votes may be cast during that time.
The winners will be announced on April 17.
Duke Energy will grant the first-, second- and third-place winners monetary awards in the amounts of $300, $200 and $100, respectively.
Contact Andrew Beckner at the World of Energy at 864-873-4465, by email at [email protected], or stop by 7819 Rochester Highway in Seneca to reserve an egg or for more information on the Festival of Eggs.