FOP hosts Easter egg hunt

Saul Bowman
March 28, 2018

In Marietta, the Washington County Fairgounds will hold its first Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday at the Civitan Park behind the roller rink.

"It's all done by volunteers and is a well organized events all in all", said Roseanne Lewis, president of the congregation's Altar and Rosary Society. North Salem Girl Scouts not only provided goodies for the bake sale but helped turn the entire bake sale, the prize redemption center and assisted with the entire days' activities.

Often, the crowds of people and loud music that can happen at typical Easter Egg hunts can be downright painful to individuals on the Autism Spectrum or those that have sensory issues. The free event is for children through age 12 and will feature thousands of eggs and 45 Easter baskets as prizes.

"Each day at a designated time, a clue pertaining to the egg location will be posted on our Facebook page", Johnson-Gaines said.

Children charge into the field newly sewn with plastic eggs at Crossroads Church on Sunday March 25, 2018.

The family fun festivities begin at 10 a.m. March 31 at the park, located along the Detroit River, on Van Alstyne, from Elm Street to Vinewood.

"I'm going to get my eggs by running around", Reggie said. "We were awesome!", said Elijah McCarthy.

Children 14 years old and younger are welcome to participate.

In my local supermarket Easter eggs (and hot cross buns) have been on sale since at least January but shoppers in some areas have even reported the shelves being stacked with these seasonal treats as early as Boxing Day. Greenish yolks can best be avoided by using the proper cooking time and temperature - avoid intense boiling - and by rapidly cooling the cooked eggs.

The Easter Bunny will also be present, as will the Lion's mascot.

The Jaycees remind participants to bring their own baskets. "The community has been good to our business and we want to give back".

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