DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Ready to hunt some eggs? How about a day and a half of fun filled scrambling for goodies?
Easter is right around the corner, and if your kids want to take part in some Easter egg hunting, there will be plenty of opportunities.
It all kicks off Friday night at 8:00 pm at the Y.
The YMCA is hosting a Flashlight Easter Egg hunt, rain or shine, that will be sure to delight the entire family. The event is free to Y-members with pre-registration, and $10 for community members.
Officials say there will be plenty of eggs, candy and prizes. For more information, call Nora Bing, Family Services Director at (541) 440-9622 ext 209.
After getting a good night's sleep, you will want to load up the now-experienced egghounds and head to Stewart Park for the annual Brooke Communications Easter Egg Hunt.
Always a huge community event, the festivities will kick off at 10:00 am. on Saturday. Officials say there will be over 10,000 candy and prize filled eggs.
The Stewart Park pavilion will feature free face painting, treasure hunts and a chance to win a summer bounce house rental.
This year, the egg hunt will be a little different, with one hunt area where the four age groups will go in succession, starting with the toddlers and 2-3 year olds, then the 4-5 year olds. That will be followed up by the 6-7 year olds, wrapping up with age groups 8-10.
The Easter Bunny will be on hand to pose for photos.
Officials say there will also be an effort to collect the empty plastic egg shells after the hunt is over.
There will be time to grab some rest before another egg hunt, this time going for a very worthy cause.
South Umpqua's National Honor Society is hosting an after dark Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, which will be held at Coffenberry Middle School in Myrtle Creek.
It takes place on the football field, and it is another flashlight event.
The cost is $3, and officials say 100% of the money will go to the Relay for Life of Douglas County.
The event was sparked by a Coffenberry 6th grader, who had the idea after her friend's father was diagnosed with cancer.
This hunt will be open to kids in 5th through 9th grades, and not just South Umpqua students. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Parking will be available at both the Coffenberry and Myrtle Creek Elementary schools.
Now that the kiddos have had a chance to gather all the Easter goodies and prizes they could stand... it's time to relax, right? Maybe, maybe not.
There are always other church groups, civic organizations and community groups putting on Easter Egg hunts in Douglas County.
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