Egg hunts, Easter celebrations planned across county

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Easter is just around the corner and many communities, churches and local organizations are planning to host egg hunts to celebrate the holiday.

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EASTER TRADITIONS – A baby stops to play with his first find at an Easter egg hunt. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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

To find an egg hunt near you, see below:

BOYD – Trinity Baptist Church of Boyd is having an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at 455 W. Rock Island Ave.

NEWARK – The 4th Annual Community Egg Hunt sponsored by the city of Newark is 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 12, at Newark City Hall, 209 Hudson St. There will be more than 2,000 candy-filled eggs. Games and prizes will follow the hunt, and grand prizes will be awarded to those that find prize eggs during the hunt.

DECATUR – Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation in Decatur will host an egg hunt 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The Easter Bunny will be present for photos, and there will be a bounce house, popcorn and refreshments. All ages are welcome, but participants must bring their own baskets. For information, call 940-626-2800.

BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport Parks and Recreation’s Eggstravaganza carnival and egg hunt is 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Bridgeport Community Center and the Lawdwin Ballfields. There will be games, candy, face painting and inflatables. The egg hunt starts promptly at 2 p.m. For information, call 940-683-3480.

CHICO – Morris Memorial United Methodist Church of Chico will present “Jesus, Messiah” 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13. Food will be served following the performance. The church is located at 302 Weatherford St.

DECATUR – The Wise County Sheriff’s Office annual Easter egg hunt is 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Decatur Civic Center. The event is for ages 5 and younger. Bring an Easter basket and a camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. Hot dogs, chips, snacks and drinks will be provided.

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.

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.

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EASTER TRADITIONS – Wise County churches have planned special services and events to celebrate Easter. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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