DARKE COUNTY — Various communities, organizations, businesses and churches are hosting Easter egg hunts for the little ones and maybe some older ones alike to celebrate through Easter. In addition, many families hold the traditional hunts in or outside their homes at family gatherings.
Some families and egg hunt hosts make it a game by placing the eggs, whether they be hard-co0ked or plastic, in hard-to-reach places, especially for the older children. Some even offer prizes. Nonetheless, it’s hard fun time for all, especially the adults watching all of the action.
Several of the Easter egg hunts will be held this weekend, and the remainder the following [Easter] weekend.
The Darke County Y in Greenville will be hosting a Tumble With the Easter Bunny from 12:30 to 2 p.m. this coming Saturday for those ages 5 and up.
“Join us for gymnastics, crafts and a lot of fun, including an Easter egg hunt, for all participants,” said Y organizers.
Pleasant View Missionary Church will be hosting Easter Egg hunts at the park in Pitsburg and also in Gettysburg on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. For more details, phone the church at 937-447-3885.
Versailles Health Care Center is having doughnuts and juice with the Easter bunny along with pictures this Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. It is free to the public.
North Park, behind Kroger’s in Greenville, will be the scene of an Easter egg hunt on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It is for all children infants to those in sixth grade. Featured will be Bounce Houses, face-painting, hot dogs and chips lunch and giveaways. It was reported there will be 7,500-plus eggs to hunt.
Those interested in the North Park hunt can pre-register online here – http://gbcgreenville.org/form.php?pageID=60.
Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville is having Its Easter Extravaganza this Saturday from 2:30-3 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be there.
More egg hunts are planned for March 26.
Faith United Methodist Church and FHC Fellowship are hosting an Easter egg hunt for children of the Arcanum Community up through the fourth grade. The hunt will be in Ivester Park on March 26 at 2 p.m. They plan to hold the hunt “rain or shine” (assuming no downpours or snow). Children should bring an Easter basket to collect their eggs in. The eggs will have individually wrapped pieces of candy in them. There will also be a limited number of special prize eggs. Refreshments will be provided after the egg hunt. Those having questions may contact Don Taylor at 692-5765 or the church office at 692-8934 (office hours are 9 a.m. to p.m.).
An Easter Egg Hunt in Gordon Park will be held on March 26 at 2 p.m. hosted by Gordon UMC, Grace UMC/Ithaca and St. Matthew’s Lutheran/Ithaca. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. for children aged 12 and under.
The Ansonia First Church of God, United Methodist Church and American Legion have teamed together with the Ansonia FFA Greenhouse to host the second annual Ansonia Community Eggstravaganza. There will be many things to do throughout the day.
“We plan to have free food beginning at noon,” said a spokesperson from Ansonia. “Egg hunts will begin around 1:30 for ages newborn-11 years of age. We also plan to have bouncy houses, face painting, egg coloring and a petting zoo. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance, so bring your cameras! This event will happen rain or shine. This will be the only egg hunt in Ansonia this year. The greenhouse will also be open throughout the day.”
Union City’s annual Easter egg hunt is March 26 at 1 p.m. in Harter Park. Those 12 and under are welcome to participate.
St. Mary’s Easter egg hunt will be held March 26 at the K of C Hall on Bradford-Children’s Home Road.
Fort Jefferson Church and the Village of Wayne Lakes will have an Easter egg hunt at Fort Jefferson Park at 1 p.m. on March 26.