Children hop to it at annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Edwardsville Lions Club will conduct their annual Easter egg hunt beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 16 at Vadalabene Park - between Home Avenue and Voge Street. All children who pre-register will receive a bag of goodies, and there is a $8-10 fee to participate, organizers said. Another popular activity is guessing how many jelly beans are in the jelly bean jar.

More than 10,000 candy-filled eggs will be hidden in the park. Cost is $6 per person and swim times for each age group can be found on the website.

THE Nugent shopping centre in Orpington has launched a virtual reality egg hunt for families to enjoy this Easter. For the 9- to 11-year-old age group there is also a big chocolate bunny.

"There will be plenty of eggs and candy", Jesse Montanez, city recreation supervisor, said.

The game stations will close at 11 a.m. and the egg hunt and drop will start at 11:30 a.m.

Although non-Biblical, another prominent secular symbol of Easter is the bunny or rabbit, reportedly introduced to America by German immigrants with their stories of egg-laying hares called "Osterhase". The long-time Easter in the Park at Charlie Daniels won't take place this year and Shadd invites everyone to come out to their event that will be held at Connect Church, 533 Wildcat Way next to Wilson Central High School.

Attendees have been asked to keep in mind to bring their own bag and flashlights, and all children will be required to register for the event in order to participate, according to organizers. The event will be in the community room at 330 North Coast Highway.

  • Leroy Wright