Several Easter egg hunts are planned this weekend for the Easter holiday.
An Easter Egg Extravaganza sponsored by several community churches, complete with food, games and prizes, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Willie Myers Park on Dorrance Street.
The event is free and open to the public, though attendants are encouraged to bring their own blankets, pails, buckets, etc.
Anderson County Precinct 2 Commissioner Rashad Mims will give the welcome. Palestine Mayor Therrell Thomas will give the prayer and make a short announcement prior to the festivities.
The City of Palestine's Parks & Recreation Department also is holding 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.
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.
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.