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Easter egg hunt scheduled for boat basin

Published 3:00am Saturday, April 12, 2014

The annual City of Bainbridge Easter Egg Hunt has moved locations this year, providing for a bigger group of participants and a location that will better suit the egg haunting festivities.
While in year’s past the hunt has taken place on city baseball fields at Bill Reynolds Sports Complex, this year it will take place at the Earle May Boat Basin and different age groups will compete in separate locations.
The Bainbridge Leisure Services Department has put in an order for more than 1,000 Easter eggs this year in anticipation of lots of children attending the event, Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m.
“The event starts at 11 a.m. but people should really get there earlier if they would like to register for free prize drawings from Walgreens,” Adrienne Harrison with the city said. “This is a free event and it will be fun for kids to hunt the Easter eggs this year instead of just running and grabbing them.”
Previously at the sports complex, the eggs were placed in a large field and children raced to grab as many as possibly. This year there will be three separate egg hunts for different age groups and children will have to search for eggs that have been hidden.
For children ages 7-10, an egg hunt will take place on Hatcher Road near the river and participants will find the eggs have been cleverly hidden.
For participants ages 4-6 the eggs will be hidden on the opposite side of Hatcher Road.
For those children in the age category of less than 3-years-old, hundreds of eggs will be set out in the large field in front of the performing arts stage at the boat basin.
“There are also three prize eggs hidden for each age group and if you find that egg you will win a prize,” Harrison said.
Walgreens has partnered with the city to give away prizes as well.
“I hope families come out and enjoy the event and all that the boat basin has to offer,” Harrison said.

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