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Easter egg hunts popping up in Tri-State area

Easter egg hunts popping up in Tri-State area

March 29, 2007|by JULIE E. GREENE

It's time for hunting. Hunting Easter eggs that is.

There are plenty of Easter egg hunts coming up in the Tri-State area during the next two weeks.

Planned hunts include:

· Pigs Animal Sanctuary is hosting an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, on the grounds of the animal sanctuary at 1112 Persimmon Lane, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Admission is $5 per family, and each child will receive a basket. Please RSVP for groups larger than 10 children. Call 304-262-0080. For information about other activities during the event, see page E5.

· The Rural Heritage Museum and Washington County Recreation Department are co-sponsoring an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Rural Heritage Museum. Registration was full for the event. The hunt is part of the museum's spring open house weekend. About 360 children are expected to participate in this Saturday's Easter egg hunt, organizer Leslie Hendrickson said. The museum won't be signing up any more children for that hunt.

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· Williamsport Volunteer Fire & EMS Company and the Town of Williamsport are sponsoring a community Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Byron Memorial Park. The event is for children age 12 and younger. There will be separate hunts for different age groups. Call 301-223-9500.

· The Waynesboro (Pa.) Fire Department is having an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, rain or shine, at Memorial Park on South Broad Street in Waynesboro. Age groups are 1 to 3, 4 to 6, and 7 to 10.

· Friendship Engine and Hose Company is holding an Easter egg hunt at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Memorial Park on East McKinley Street in Chambersburg, Pa. The rain date is Saturday, April 14. The event is for children age 12 and younger.

The schedule is: special needs children ages 12 and younger at 8:45 a.m.; ages 2 years old and younger at 9:15 a.m.; ages 3 to 5 at 9:30 a.m.; ages 6 to 8 at 9:45 a.m.; ages 9 to 12 at 10 a.m.

· Brothers of the Brush will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro. The event is for children age 12 and younger. Participants will be divided into age groups. The group will hide 2,500 eggs. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soda will be sold. There will be a 50/50 raffle.

· Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library will host an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, for fourth-grade children and younger. Bring your baskets. The library is at 45 E. Main St. in Waynesboro. For more information, call 717-762-3335.

· Jefferson County (W.Va.) Parks & Recreation Commission is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Sam Michaels Park on Job Corps Road. More than 3,000 eggs will be hidden. Costs $3 per child.Call 304-728-3207.

· American Legion Post 14 and the Ladies Auxiliary are co-sponsoring an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 8, near the concession stand at War Memorial Park on Tennessee Avenue in Martinsburg, W.Va. The age groups for the hunt are 2 years old and younger, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12.

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