For the first time, the city will host a community-wide easter egg hunt this Saturday, complete with a live rabbit farm, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses, music and more.
The first annual “Eggnormous Easter Egg Hunt” will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palestine Athletic Complex, located at 114 Armory Rd. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the City of Palestine Parks and Recreations Department.
During the event, children will have the opportunity to hunt 7,000 eggs, as well as visit the “Rabbit Patch” for a variety of activities, including: exploring the live rabbit farm, meeting Korn Pop the Clown, having their faces painted, taking on a 40-foot obstacle course, bouncing in the bounce houses and more.
Children ages 1 to 10 are welcome to attend and should bring their own basket. In addition, families are encouraged to bring along a camera, as the Easter Bunny is rumored to make an appearance.
Egg hunts will be divided into the following age groups: 1-3, 4-7 and 8-10. Up for grabs in each age group will be some special “door prize” eggs on the field. The door prize eggs will be gold, which could later be turned in at the Rabbit Patch for a prize.
During the Palestine City Council meeting Monday, City Manager Wendy Ellis said this is a wonderful new event for the city to host.
“We’ll be hunting on fields six, seven and eight,” Ellis said. “And we encourage everyone to come out and participate.”
Parks and Recreations Event Coordinator Heather Hrebec said this is the first time for the city to host an egg hunt of this size, for the whole community.
“We hope everyone comes out and brings their kids,” Hrebec said. “We promise to have a great time, and we've got plenty of eggs (filled with) candy and toys and door prizes.”
For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at 903-731-8435.