Easter egg hunts around the Miami Valley

But not before Saturday, the peak season for ground-bound Easter eggs in the Leader's coverage area.

In an annual tradition, a local community group will host two Easter egg hunts for local kids tomorrow at Gantry Plaza State Park and at Queensbridge Park, inviting families out to not only hunt for eggs, but to enjoy free games, face painting and entertainment.

The Salvation Army of Huntsville/Madison County is partnering with Parkway Place Mall for its first indoor Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt for ages 0-9, 1 p.m., Loyola Sacred Heart's Rollin Field.

Attendees are asked to bring their own eating utensils and beverages as well as a dish to share.

Hop on to Snack Exchange for delightful Kinder Joy and Zaini milk chocolate eggs that come with a sweet surprise toy inside, Dutche Easter baskets filled with chocolates and pastel colored eggs, as well as scroll lollipops, hard egg candies, and candy fruit surprise eggs. Parking is limited, so carpool, walk, bike, or golf cart it to the Planet if possible. So where can your little peeps snatch Easter eggs or pose for photos with the bun of the hour?

Community Bible Church is also hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Candy Hunt is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Children earn their eggs instead of hunting for them at this free event at Faith Mountain in Lakewood.

The egg hunts are for children ages 2 to 8 and are divided by age group. Roughly 10 minutes after the word "go" was heard, and the stampede of children ran into their sections, there were few of the Easter eggs left.

The church had a Helicopter Egg Drop, in which more than 1,000 plastic eggs were dumped from a helicopter in the field near the church.

"It's nice to come and get eggs", she said. The event was led by For-Mar park naturalist and environmental educator Anna Darzi.

Easter egg hunt, 6:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 3517 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold.

Crafts, snacks, devotion plus Easter egg hunt for children age 3 through sixth grade.

  • Leroy Wright