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Easter egg hunts abound

March 29, 2009

The following egg hunts are planned:

HANCOCK -- An Easter egg hunt for Hancock-area children will feature 3,000 plastic eggs hidden in Widmeyer Park.

The egg hunt is slated for Saturday at 2 p.m.

Sponsored by the Hancock Lions, Hancock United Methodist Church and Hardee's, the hunt will begin with registration at 1:30 p.m. at the park.

Those ages 12 and younger are invited.

The rain date is April 11.




WILLIAMSPORT -- An Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship, 16726 Lappans Road.

Children in different age groups will hunt for eggs. A puppet show by Puppets IV Christ and a free lunch will follow.

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An Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.

Sponsored by the Washington County Recreation Department and Rural Heritage Museum, the event is free but registration is required. Those wishing to register may call 240-313-2839.

Those ages 10 and younger are eligible.

The agricultural center is seven miles south of Hagerstown off Sharpsburg Pike.




WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 11, at 10 a.m. at Byron Memorial Park.

Those ages 12 and younger are invited to participate. Thousands of real and plastic eggs will be hidden and prizes will be awarded. Lunch with the Easter Bunny will be served for a fee after the hunt.

Call 301-223-9022.




Memorial Recreation Center will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wheaton Park on Charles Street in Hagerstown for ages 10 and younger. Prizes will be awarded. Call 301-790-0203.




SMITHSBURG -- Smithsburg Lions Club will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 11, at Lions Club Park off Md. 66 northeast of Smithsburg. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. to participate in the 1 p.m. hunt.

The event is for Smithsburg-area residents ages 12 and younger. There will be three age divisions searching for at least 1,200 plastic eggs containing candy or Lions dollars, which can be turned in for real money.

Call 301-824-3977.




HANCOCK -- The annual Easter egg hunt at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Hancock is set for Holy Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. in the parish hall and church yard, weather permitting.




SHARPSBURG -- The annual Sharpsburg Lions Club Easter egg hunt will be Easter Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Little League field in Sharpsburg.

All Sharpsburg children ages 12 and younger are invited.




BOONSBORO -- American Legion Clopper-Michael Post 10 will host an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 12, from noon to 2 p.m. at Shafer Memorial Park for those in preschool through sixth grade.

Call 301-432-5695.




FAIRPLAY -- An egg hunt will be held Easter Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church.




West Virginia

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Pigs Animal Sanctuary will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the sanctuary, 1112 Persimmon Lane off W.Va. 480 between Shepherdstown and Kearneysville, W.Va. An egg hunt for ages 10 and younger begins at 11 a.m. Eggs contain candy and other prizes. Other activities are planned. Meet the Easter Bunny, and bring donations of pet food and other products.

Call 304-262-0080 or send e-mail to farmmanager@pigs.org.




SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Potomac Valley Audubon Society's spring children's egg hunt will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown for ages 3 to 6. Eggs will be colored to resemble real wild bird eggs and will be hidden along trails. Collected eggs can be turned in for sweet treats. $5 per child.

Registration required by going to www.potomacaudubon.org and clicking on "description of the camps."




MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 36 Laing Drive in Martinsburg, W.Va., (Four Mile Woods), will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 11, at 3 p.m.

An Easter meal will follow at 4 p.m. and a bake sale will start at 5 p.m.




SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission will have an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sam Michael's Park on Job Corps Road between Shepherdstown and Charles Town, W.Va. Includes breakfast, a craft and photos. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $7 per child; $3 per adult.

Call 304-728-3207.




Pennsylvania

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 11, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Park off Third Street in downtown Waynesboro. Plastic eggs will contain candy.

Call 717-762-2616.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg First Church of God will host an Easter Fun Festival with an egg hunt Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2230 Grand Point Road.

The egg hunt is for those in grades five and younger. The event also will include inflatable bouncers, carnival games, a puppet show and free food.

Call 717-263-9523 or go to www.mycfcog.org.

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