Easter Bunny to hide eggs at county courthouse Saturday

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 10, 2003

Children will be scrambling and searching the Lawrence County Courthouse lawn Saturday when the Easter Bunny hops in for the annual Easter egg hunt.

More than 2,200 candy-filled eggs will be hidden on the courthouse lawn along Fourth and Park streets. The hunt, sponsored by the Ironton Business Association, will begin at 10 a.m. The lawn will be divided into areas for

different age groups.

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"I am excited about it because it is my first one," said newly-elected IBA President Pat Murphy. "I feel like a kid, too."

To save the Easter Bunny from having to do all of the work, the IBA and volunteers have been filling the eggs with Easter goodies.

"We have had people stuffing eggs for the last two days," she said. "Senior citizens, people from the mayor's office, IBA members, everyone is just pitching in to help out."

Twenty of the eggs will have tickets that can be exchanged for $5 monetary awards.

Rather than hopping all the way to Ironton, the Easter Bunny will hitch a ride with the Ironton Fire Department. The hunt normally lasts about a half hour, Murphy said.

"It is just a fun event," she said. "It gives everyone a chance to win something"

Before and after the hunt, photos with the famous rabbit will be available for $2 each.