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GALLIPOLIS - Weekend Easter egg hunts will abound in Gallia County, including the traditional egg hunt held in the Gallipolis City Park.
Gallipolis Parks and Recreation Department announced that the annual “Easter in the Park” will be held in the City Park this Saturday at 11 a.m.
There will be 2,000 Easter eggs filled with candy hidden in the park. This year also features games at the park, beginning at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Gallipolis Junior Women's League.
A bonnet contest will immediately follow the egg hunt with categories as follows: prettiest, most original and most traditional. The Easter Bunny will be there to greet all the children. Ages are from 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 years. A bag of candy will be given to each child at the end of the hunt.
Additionally, the O.O. McIntyre Park District's annual Easter egg hunt is this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Raccoon Creek County Park on County Road 28 (Dan Jones).
The hunt is open to children age 12 and under. Participants should meet at the Wild Turkey (No. 1) shelter to be separated into age groups for the hunt.
All participants will receive a treat from the Easter bunny. For more information, contact Mark Danner at 446-4612, extension 255.
And you can plan on attending Bob Evans Farm's ninth annual “Lunch with the Easter Bunny” this Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.
Join the Easter Bunny for a cookout lunch that includes grilled sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cotton candy and a soft drink.
For minimal fees, children can take a horse-drawn carriage ride and a lead ride on horseback.
The complimentary Easter egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. Children will hunt for candy and special prizes in three age groups - infant to 3 years, 4-6 years and 7-10 years.
For more information, contact the farm at 245-5305.
Also, an Easter egg hunt will be held at Scenic Hills Nursing and Rehabiltation Center at 1 p.m. Friday.
Refreshments will be provided by Life Ambulance. The Easter Bunny will visit. For more information, call 446-7150.
An Easter egg hunt sponsored by Ewington Church of Christ in Christian Union for children up to age 10 is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Vinton Community Park.
There will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Everyone is invited to attend. For information, contact Missy Justice at 388-0151.
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