Valdosta Daily Times

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March 31, 2009

Two big Easter events this weekend

Kids can hunt for 6,000 or so eggs Saturday

LOWNDES COUNTY — The Easter Bunny is bouncing into Lowndes County this weekend. He will make an appearance at the annual Easter Eggstravaganza, hosted by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority, as well as Downtown Hahira’s Egg-A-Rama.

The Easter Eggstravaganza will include two free Easter egg hunts for children of all ages in Drexel Park Saturday. One hunt will take place at 10 a.m. and the other will start at 2 p.m.

The egg hunts will have 6,000 eggs each, with grand prizes to be awarded to the person who finds the Golden Egg in each age category. Categories include children ages 3 and under, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12.

The Eggstravaganza will also feature carnival games, such as bounce houses, an inflatable slide, train rides, a petting zoo, costume contests, visits with the Easter Bunny and much more. Tickets can be purchased in groups of 15 for $3 for the carnival games. Attendees can enjoy the live musical sounds of Crossroads as they enjoy the day.

“We are looking forward to a fun-filled day,” said Program Coordinator Sirocus Barnes. “The Eggstravaganza is sure to be lots of fun for the entire family.”

Barnes added that children can enter a cake walk for $1, with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics.

The Eggstravaganza was started more than 30 years ago.

The Egg-A-Rama will take place on Main and Church streets in Hahira from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Activities include egg decorating, coloring, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. An egg hunt will begin at noon.

For more information about the Easter Eggstravaganza, call Sirocus Barnes at (229) 333-1861. For more information about the Egg-A-Rama, call Hahira Downtown Development Coordinator Emily Grace Newkirk at (229) 794-2567.

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