POINT PLEASANT — Easter Eggs will be rockin’ and rollin’ this Saturday, April 7 during the City of Point Pleasant’s Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church.
The hunt starts promptly at 11 a.m. at Harmon Park for children ages one t0 12. There are five different age groups for the event which are ages one-two; three-four; five-six; seven-eight; nine-12. Only those in the one-two year old age group may have a parent help them hunt for eggs. Also, any hunters of any age who are physically handicapped may also have a helper for the hunt.
When the whistle sounds at 11 a.m., the hunt begins in all age categories and is over when the last egg is found. Those who are planning on attending the event should come early to get a spot and be ready when the whistle sounds.
This year the Presbyterian Church has purchased nearly 3,000 plastic eggs, each one stuffed with candy. Church Member Pam Heib said volunteers from the church have spent a couple of months stuffing the eggs in preparation for the hunt. In addition to candy in the eggs, there will be additional prizes awarded, including a special Easter basket in each age group. The church is also providing the Easter baskets and prizes.
The Easter Bunny will again be in attendance for the event, visiting local children and making himself available for photos. If it rains on Saturday, there is a rain date of 11 a.m., Saturday, April 14 at Harmon Park.
Heib said the church has been organizing the hunt for at least the last three years at Harmon Park and for several years before that at Krodel park.
Again, the entire event is free to the community.
“It’s another outreach project for the community,” Heib explained. “We felt there were probably children out there who didn’t get to have an Easter basket (and other treats) and we wanted to fill that need.”