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Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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 www.movementchurch.net.

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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