Bring your Easter basket for Saturday egg hunts

The Community Easter Egg Eggstravaganza will include fun activities.

The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, 900 Parkwood St., will host a swimming egg hunt April 15 for which there is a charge to participate.

Families looking for an Easter egg hunt have plenty of options in the coming weeks, as events are scheduled for the next two weekends. MTFC Project Director Stacy Brooks said they will be available to hand out prizes and education information.

More than 200 children, parents, grandparents and cousins came out to Weed Park Saturday morning for the first Muscatine Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt. "Before the egg hunt actually stated, we had a lot of kids out here", Leroy German said.

At each session, one egg will contain a golden coin, which will be redeemable for a special prize. All events will be held at the church.

"We are expecting about 2,000 guests at Barrett Park for the Holly Springs Easter Egg Hunt", said Erin Honea, Main Street director. Youngsters ages 7-9 will hunt in the area north of the pavilion while those ages 10-12 will hunt near the small pavilion closest to the Show Barn. The city of Biloxi's second Easter egg hunt of the season brought out a huge crowd.

At the sound of the fire engine siren all egg hunts begin.

While both co- organizers thank all the event's sponsors, Dopf credits Albert's help with "hunting" for Easter goodies in the first place by dashing around town gathering the donations.

"It's kind of a guess when it comes to the weather", she said. "This year we had more kids than last year".

Big sacks of candy are kept in case children are not able to get candy before it is gone because the Kiwanis club doesn't want any children to go home empty-handed.

The Easter egg hunt was broken up into different age groups. There will be a picnic and Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers thru third graders.

Boggs said filling the eggs is a good experience and fun.

  • Larry Hoffman