Valdosta Daily Times

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March 13, 2008

Valdosta's all egg-cited about Easter events

By Kelli Hernandez

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Carved pumpkins, turkeys, Santa Claus, Father Time and Cupid have all come and gone for another year, and just when everyone begins to relax following the holiday craze, the Easter Bunny makes his grand entrance.

Good Friday will be celebrated March 21 with Easter following on Sunday, March 23. The fast-approaching holiday means it’s time to boil the eggs, gather the dye and stuff brightly-colored baskets full of plastic strings of “grass” for community-wide Easter egg hunts and other festivities taking place during the coming weekends.

Saturday, egg hunters have opportunities for fun in both Valdosta and Hahira. At 10 a.m. at Pick-In Park, registration begins for the Hahira Eggarama. The hunt begins sharply at noon for age groups 0-2, 3-4, 5-8 and 9-12. In the 0-2 age group, one parent will be able to assist in gathering eggs. Participants can look forward to a prize given to the child in each age group who find the prize egg.

Entertainment for the day includes games, face painting, a bounce house, arts and crafts booths, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny himself.

Visitors should park in the corner filed on Union and Main Street. For more information call 229-794-3274.

In Valdosta, citizens are urged to turn out to the 6th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at McKey Park from noon until 4 p.m. The event, which used to be held at Taylor-Cowart Park, will include a hunt for 4,000 real eggs, free pizza, costumed characters and bounce houses. Children ages 6 months to 12 years are invited to participate, but there is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Drawings will be held throughout the day for 60 bicycles, Easter baskets and prepaid cellular phones.

A bike ride will begin at Sonny’s in Lake Park at 11:30 a.m. and will lead to McKey Park as part of the festivities. Bikers wanting to participate should bring an Easter basket.

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