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On the hunt for Easter eggs

March 29, 2009|By JULIE E. GREENE

Sniff, sniff, sniff. I smell an egg. Possibly an egg with candy in it.

The annual egg hunt at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center south of Hagerstown doesn't have any spaces left, but there are many opportunities for egg hunting in the Tri-State area. Here are some upcoming egg hunts:

Maryland



Faith Christian Fellowship will host an Easter egg hunt and Resurrection Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4. Includes clowns, balloon animals, puppet show and more. Lunch is provided. The church is at 16726 Lappans Road southeast of Williamsport. Call 301-223-4803.

Hancock Lions Club, Hancock United Methodist Church and Hardee's will host an Easter egg hunt in Widmeyer Park at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4. 3,000 plastic eggs will contain candy. For Hancock-area children ages 12 and younger. Register after 1:30 p.m. at the park. Rain date is April 11.

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Tri-State Fellowship will host a Great Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Hagerstown's City Park. Meet at the band shell. For children walking to fifth grade. 20,000 plastic eggs will be hidden. Call 301-790-1774.

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

Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold an Easter egg hunt in Byron Memorial Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11. Ages 12 and younger. Thousands of real and plastic eggs. Prizes. Lunch, for a fee, with the Easter Bunny after the hunt. Call 301-223-9022.

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 1 p.m. hunt. For Smithsburg-area children, ages 12 or younger. Three age divisions for hunt. At least 1,200 plastic eggs containing candy or Lions dollars, which can be turned in for real money. Call 301-824-3977.

American Legion Clopper-Michael Post 10 will host an Easter egg hunt at Shafer Memorial Park in Boonsboro from noon to 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 12. For preschoolers through sixth-graders. Call 301-432-5695.

Sharpsburg Lions's annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at 2 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 12, at the Little League Field in Sharpsburg. For Sharpsburg children ages 12 and under.

West Virginia



Pigs Animal Sanctuary will hold an Easter egg hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the sanctuary. 1112 Persimmon Lane off W.Va. 480 between Shepherdstown and Kearneysville in West Virginia. Special hunt for ages 10 or younger begins at 11 a.m. Eggs contain candy and other prizes. Other activities. Meet the Easter Bunny and bring donations of pet food, other products. Call 304-262-0080 or e-mail farmmanager@pigs.org.

Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Spring Children's Egg Hunt will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at Yankauer Nature Preserve north of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Ages 3 to 6. Eggs will be colored to resemble real wild bird eggs and hidden along trails. Collected eggs can be turned in for sweet treats. $5 per child. Preregistration required; go to www.potomacaudubon.org and click on "description of the camps."

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission will have an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 11, at Sam Michael's Park on Job Corps Road between Shepherdstown and Charles Town. 9 to 11 a.m. 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 Volunteer Fire Department will host an Easter egg hunt from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, in Memorial Park off Third Street in downtown Waynesboro. Plastic eggs contain candy. Call 717-762-2616.

Chambersburg First Church of God will host an Easter Fun Festival with an egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the 2230 Grand Point Road church in Chambersburg, Pa. Egg hunt for fifth-graders and younger. Includes egg hunt, inflatable bouncers, carnival games, puppet show, free food. Call 717-263-9523 or go to www.mycfcog.org.

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