They last for only a few minutes, they’re over in a virtual heartbeat, but children line up at Easter Egg Hunts everywhere in anticipation of that several-minute thrill-ride across lawns peppered with brightly colored Easter eggs filled with sweet treats.
One big change local egg hunters need to be aware of is the location of this year’s Sunbury Eagles Easter Egg Hunt. In past years members of Aerie 3614 held their annual event on Sunbury Village Square. This year the popular event, on Saturday, April 8, has been moved to JR Smith Park.
Eagle Easter Egg Hunt sign-ups begin at the park’s Lions Building at 10 a.m. and end at 11:30; the Easter Egg Hunt begins at noon. Event organizers said sign-ups are important because drawings will be held following the hunt for a host of special prizes, including bicycles and tricycles. Be there early, sign up for the hunt, and your child may go home with a new set of wheels.
The Village of Galena Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15, at Ruffner Park in Galena. The Galena Easter Egg Hunt is a rain or shine event that begins promptly at 1 p.m., so don’t be late. Plastic eggs will be filled with candy and pennies. One child in each age group will be lucky enough to find a special egg to win a grand prize Easter basket loaded with goodies. Refreshments are served at the Ruffner Park Shelter House following the hunt.
Genoa Township hosts its annual Eater Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at the Westerville Central High School Stadium located at Mt. Royal and Tussic Street. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and the Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp, so don’t be late. Township staff promises a morning filled with activities, prizes, and refreshments.
There will be a visit from special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, and 15,000 Easter eggs waiting to be scooped up by Genoa Township children ages 1 through 10. Four color-coded areas will be roped off for children by age. One adult (only) will be allowed to help children one and two year old children; adults and older children will not be allowed in the other areas.
Genoa Township Human Resources and Special Events organizer Linda Greco said volunteers are needed at the Easter Egg Hunt. Sign up to become a Genoa Township Volunteer by contacting Greco at < [email protected] > or calling her at 614-568-2022.
On Saturday, April 15, members of Sunbury’s VFW Post 8736 will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Big Walnut High School Football Stadium.
Signups are from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the Easter Egg Hunt for real hard-boiled colored eggs begins at 1 p.m. followed by drawings for prizes, including Bikes and Trikes.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.