Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thousands of Eggs to Fall in Decatur for First Easter Eggstravaganza

Colorful eggs will fall from the sky on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Decatur in celebration of the Easter holiday. Hosted by Decatur Parks and Recreation, the Easter Eggstravaganza will take place at the Ingalls Harbor Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and along with 5,000 eggs falling from above, there will be activity booths, contests, entertainment, and visits with the Easter Bunny.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., 5,000 eggs will be dropped from the crane of a fire truck in the grass area of Ingalls Harbor (weather permitting). Children will be divided into four age groups as well as a group for those with special needs with 1,000 eggs designated for each group. (Ages 2-4 at 10:30 a.m., ages 5-7 at 11 a.m., ages 8-10 at 11:30 a.m., 11-up at noon, and special needs at 12:30 p.m.)

The free event will also offer a variety of egg-citing activities including inflatables, face painting, sack races, spoon and egg races, egg toss games, making crafts, a student art show, a coloring contest, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny who will be available for pictures. The Pepsi wagon will be there with hot dogs, chips, drinks, and popcorn.

Parents are encouraged to bring a basket or bag for their children to collect eggs and other goodies.

Ingalls Harbor Pavilion is located at 802-A Wilson Street NW in Decatur. For more information, call Decatur Parks and Recreation at 256.341.4930. 

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