Thursday, April 17, 2003

Hop to it for last few Easter egg hunts



By Gina Holt
Enquirer contributor

Several Easter egg hunts will take place in Northern Kentucky this weekend.

All of the hunts are free and open to the public.

Participants should bring a bag or basket to collect eggs.

• The Vineyard Christian Fellowship on Pleasant Valley Road in Florence will host an Easter Extravaganza 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

"We will have an Easter egg hunt and tons of games," Julie Ray-Ritchie, administrative assistant at the church, said.

"(The kids) play games, earn points and then buy prizes with the points."

There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny and a grill-out.

• The Walton Lions Club will host an Easter egg hunt on Saturday at the Walton Lions Club Park on Jones Road. Sign-ups start at 11 and the hunt will begin promptly at 11:30.

"It's open to the general public," said Helen Piercefield, treasurer of the club. "We actually have people come from Alexandria, Williamstown and even Cincinnati."

Hot dogs, snacks and soft drinks will be sold for a nominal fee. Pictures will be available with the Easter Bunny for $3.

The hunt will be divided into four age groups and prizes will be given to those who collect the most eggs.

• The Florence Police Department will host a hunt on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Florence Government Center on Ewing Boulevard.

• The city of Covington will host an Easter egg hunt at the Volpenhein Pavilion at Devou Park on Saturday at 2 p.m.; people are encouraged to arrive early.

"There are hundreds and hundreds of prizes inside the candy-filled eggs," said Cindy Swegles, event coordinator for Covington.

"I'm expecting a big crowd this year because it's going to be a nice day," she said.

"Sometimes we have 500 kids up there. We have 8,000 Easter eggs."




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