Visitors are in for an egg-citing time beginning at 11 a.m. There will be activity booths, contests, and visits with the Easter Bunny. The highlight of this year’s event is an Easter Egg Hunt with 50,000 eggs, which begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. Children will be divided into four age groups and there will be a designated time for those with special needs. Ages 2-4 will hunt for eggs at 11:30 a.m., ages 5-7 at 12 p.m., ages 8-10 at 12:30 p.m., and special needs at 1 p.m.
For kids in Pre-K through 5th grade, there is a free coloring contest with every participant receiving a prize. Visit the Decatur Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page and go to Events to download the coloring sheet and bring your masterpiece to Ingalls Pavilion between 11 a.m. and noon on the day of the event.
The free event will also offer a variety of activities including inflatables, face painting, sack races, spoon and egg races, egg toss games, making crafts, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny who will be available for pictures. The Pepsi wagon will be there with drinks and popcorn and food will be available for purchase from Little Caesars Pizza and Downtown Dawgs.
Parents are encouraged to bring a basket or bag for their children to collect eggs and other goodies. Admission is free. For more information, call Decatur Parks and Recreation at 256.341.4930.