Mt. Vernon Register-News


March 30, 2007

Easter events for kids set


MT. VERNON — Children have two opportunities for some pre-Easter fun.

The annual citywide Easter egg hunt will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at A.L. Dawson Park at South Seventh Street and Forest Avenue, next to the former fairgrounds.

The event is organized each year by resident A.P. Petties as a public service to the community.

“A lot of kids do not get Easter at their homes, so this is a good opportunity for everybody,” Petties said. “We want everyone to come out and have fun.”

Those attending are asked to bring empty baskets or bags, because there will be plenty of items to fill them up.

There will also be free hot dogs, hamburgers, other food items and drinks.

“We encourage everyone to attend,” Mayor David Keen said. “There will be a lot of fun and a lot of good food. A.P. works very hard on this every year.”

On April 7 at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, children 10 and younger can hunt for thousands of eggs at Cedar­hurst’s Spring Eggstravaganza. The event begins at 10 a.m.; there is no charge to participate.

The hunt will be held in front of the Mitchell House, and this year there will be a special area designated for younger children, according to information from Cedar­hurst.

In addition to the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance and there will be a raffle for Easter baskets.

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