Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Easter is this Sunday, and many communities, churches and local organizations are planning to host egg hunts to celebrate the holiday.

Events promise loads of brightly-colored eggs, candy and games for all ages. The Easter Bunny will even be making appearances at some events.

Seeking Candy

SEEKING CANDY – Andy Riggs investigates the contents of an Easter egg and is rewarded with a sweet treat. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

To find an egg hunt near you, see below:

DECATUR – Decatur Public Library’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 16. Children are invited to join at either time for an egg hunt in the Priddy Reading Garden, story, crafts and games. To register a child for the Easter Egg Hunt, stop by the library at 1700 Farm Road 51 South, leave a message on Facebook (decaturtxlibrary) or call 940-393-0290.

BRIDGEPORT – The Bridgeport Library will present Story Time Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16. If you would like to contribute, bring one dozen candy-filled plastic eggs per child for a combined preschool and toddler story time. For more information, call the library at 940-683-3450.

CHICO – The Chico Chamber of Commerce Easter egg hunt is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the park off McCracken Street, behind City Hall.

RHOME – Movement Church in Rhome is having Operation Easter Egg Drop at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Chisholm Trail Middle School on Farm Road 3433. There will be a helicopter dropping a total of 9,000 eggs in three rounds, each for a different age group. They will also be passing out tickets to be put into a drawing for one of two kids’ bikes being given away Easter morning at Movement Church. For information, visit

RHOME – There will be an Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Rhome Family Park, 400 S. Virginia. There will also be games, a bounce house and refreshments. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around giving out candy and posing for pictures with the kids, and at 12:30 p.m. the Air Evac helicopter will be on display and available for tours and photos.

BALSORA – Balsora Baptist Church, 108 CR 3623, is hosting an Easter egg hunt 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19. For information, call 940-748-2527.

Easy to Find

EASY TO FIND – Little egg hunters wade through a sea of Easter eggs at the Decatur Civic Center Monday. The Wise County Sheriff’s Office hosts an annual egg hunt for kids age 5 years old and younger. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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