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March 24, 2010

Easter comes early this weekend

Hahira celebration boasts egg hunts, concert and more

HAHIRA — Easter comes early this weekend to the home of the annual Honey Bee Festival.

Emily Grace Newkirk, the downtown development coordinator for Hahira, said the Easter Celebration will kick off Saturday in Downtown Hahira with an 11 a.m. egg hunt for children under 4 years old.

She said the fun will continue with egg hunts for children 4 years old to 6 years old at 11:30 a.m., 7 years old to 9 years old at noon, and 10 years old to 12 years old at 12:30 p.m. 

At 1 p.m., Newkirk noted that Grafted by Grace is scheduled to take the stage at the Red Caboose on Main Street and to perform a free concert that will last until the celebration ends at 3 p.m. Grafted by Grace is a contemporary Christian group.

Other activities include games, prizes, visits with the Easter Bunny, hands-on learning crafts, Easter egg decorating and coloring, bounce houses, face painting, mini train rides and more.

Newkirk noted that several Hahira churches and merchants have partnered with city officials in an effort to make this free community event possible.

Crafts, desserts, and barbecue meals will be sold during the Easter Celebration to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, Newkirk added.

To learn more about Hahira’s Easter Celebration, contact Emily Grace Newkirk at (229) 794-2567 or at bht@hahira.ga.us.

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