Valdosta Daily Times


April 9, 2014

VLPRA hosts ‘Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt’ Saturday

VALDOSTA — Easter egg hunts are an old tradition, but this Saturday, the Therapeutic Division of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is putting a new spin on it, hosting their Egg-ceptional Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs Children.

“Our Therapeutic Division primarily provides programs for special needs adults,” said Tammy Crosby, therapeutic supervisor. “We have a gap in our youth programming, and we thought what better way to kick off the spring?”

The Egg-ceptional Easter Egg Hunt is being held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at  VLPRA’s Craig Center. Located at 1104 W. Gordon St., the 2.5-acre lot is fenced in and wheelchair accessible.

The event will be split into two hunts. The first will start at 11 a.m. and is geared towards children between 2 and 7 years old.

The second hunt will start at 11:20 a.m. and is open to children ages 8 to 12 years old.

Tennis ball hopper baskets will be on hand for wheelchair participants to pick up eggs and “Beep Eggs,” which emit a loud beep, will be hidden for visually-impaired participants.

There will also be prized Golden Eggs that will win their finders Easter baskets.

Along with hunting for 3,000 toy-filled and candy-filled eggs, children can also visit with live bunnies, meet the Easter Bunny and take part in face painting and arts and crafts. No prior registration is needed for the event.

“It’s a family event. If participants have siblings, they’re welcome (to participate).”

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