There will be prizes, plenty of eggs and, of course, the Easter bunny at Saturday’s annual community egg hunt.
The event, which will be from 10 a.m. to noon, is jointly hosted by the Civitan Club and Winchester/Clark County Parks and Recreation and is free to all children in the community. First year Parks and Rec Director Jeff Lewis said the event will go on, rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be moved from College Park to the College Park gym.
“Hopefully, it’s outside. I think the last few years, the rain pushed it inside,” Lewis said.
The event has remained popular in the community over the years because it is a fun family event, and free to all participants, Lewis said. The first 93 children will receive a free stuffed animal, and there will be plenty of other prizes for all age groups.
The top three egg finders in each age group will receive special prizes.
The winner will receive a bicycle, second place will receive a toy and third place will receive a stuffed animal.
All hunters will receive an Easter bag, and pictures with the Easter bunny will be available.
“It’s a really good community thing. It’s nice to be able to get the kids out and enjoy the park. It’s nice to be able to get the kids out and do something free,” Lewis said.
Parks and Rec employees are purposefully keeping the grass at College Park tall so it will be easier to hide eggs, Lewis said.
Junior Civitan Club members will be in charge of hiding, and a club member will dress up as the Easter bunny.
“We’re (Parks and Rec), but we want to give them credit for what they do,” Lewis said.
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