Local children can participate in two Easter egg hunts in the county this Saturday, April 4.
The hunts will be held back to back and offer lots of activities for children.
The fun begins at Breaks Interstate Park. The event will take place on Potter’s Knoll and features 3,000 hidden eggs and hundreds of prizes ranging from coloring books to electronics. The Easter Bunny will arrive around 10:30 that morning to pose for photos and hand out treats.
The Breaks Park egg hunt is for children ages 1 through 12 and is divided into three age categories: 1-3, 4-7 and 8-12.
Kids will find more Easter fun at Haysi Kiwanis Park that day. The fourth annual Community Easter Egg Hunt begins at 1 p.m. for children 12 and younger. Children will be divided into four age categories: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. The hunt will accommodate special needs children.
Gates will open at 11 a.m. and the Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and to greet children.
The event also includes games and activities, including bouncy houses, a football throw, sack races, face painting, temporary tattoos, an animal display and several other activities.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the Kiwanis Park immediately following the Breaks Park egg hunt so they can register children for prizes. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until the egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. No child should go home empty handed.
Breaks Park is again partnering with the Haysi-Clinchco Lions Club, Haysi Kiwanis Club, towns of Haysi and Clinchco and Haysi Partners to make the egg hunt events even more exciting.
Each egg at the Breaks hunt will contain the first part of a special phrase. The second half of that phrase will be found in four lucky eggs at the Community Easter Egg Hunt at Haysi Kiwanis Park. The lucky participants who find both parts of the special phrase will win a $50 cash prize, donated by Belcher Insurance Agency. Additional cash prizes will be awarded, but to win one of the cash prizes, participants must attend both egg hunts.