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Community Easter egg hunts on the way

Posted: March 27, 2012 - 11:01pm

Children need to dig out their baskets as the Easter bunny soon will leave behind a few thousand hidden treats.

The bunny will visit the Harlem City Park from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday for the city’s eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt.

About 2,000 eggs, including some prize eggs, will be hidden on the park’s three athletic fields, said event organizer Denise Carter. Children will be divided into three groups – ages 1 to 3, 4 to 6, and 7 to 10.

“The Easter Bunny will be there,” Carter said.

The hunting begins at 11 a.m.

“They can hang around and have some drink and snacks, and play some games, and win some prizes,” Carter said.

In case of rain, the event will be moved into the Harlem Senior Center at the park, Carter said.

The event is free and open to the public.

Columbia County is putting on its 17th annual Easter Egg Scramble Saturday at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans.

Easter egg hunting begins at 10 a.m. for children ages 1-4 and at 11 a.m. for those 5 and up.

Children can have photos made with the Easter bunny. Food, inflatables and crafts also will be available.

The cost is $1 per child.

The following week, Mosaic United Methodist Church in Evans is holding its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt 1-3 p.m. April 7 at the Evans Towne Center Park.

About 6,000 eggs and small toys and prizes will be hidden in separate hunting grounds for different age groups, Mosaic pastor Carolyn Moore said.

“It takes five minutes for the kids to snatch those eggs up,” Moore said. “It’s my favorite event of the year.”

The hunts starts at 2 p.m. The event also includes lots of games, face-painting, story-telling and candy.

“There’s a lot of chances for kids to get some goodies,” Moore said.

The event is free and open to the public.

The following day, in conjunction with First Baptist Church of Evans, Mosaic also will hold an Easter sunrise service at Lady Antebellum Pavilion.

EASTER EGG HUNTS

What: City of Harlem annual Easter Egg Hunt

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Harlem City Park

Cost: Free

What: Columbia County’s annual Easter Egg Scramble

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Evans Towne Center Park

Cost: $1 per child

What: Mosaic United Methodist Church’s annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

When: 1-3 p.m. April 7

Where: Evans Towne Center Park

Cost: Free

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