Egg hunt set for Tuesday, April 15

Published 12:49 am Sunday, April 6, 2014

It’s exactly like trying to find a needle in a haystack; except the needles are eggs and the haystacks are soccer fields.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Ironton International Association of Firefighters Local 532 and the Ironton Business Association (IBA) will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 on the soccer fields across from Liebert on South Ninth Street in Ironton.

IBA member Lou Pyles has been involved with the event since the 1970s.

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“It’s something good for the community,” she said. “Hopefully we’ll have good weather and lots of kids will show up to get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. It’s a great family oriented thing to attend.”

The event will start with the arrival of the Easter Bunny by fire truck. Four different age groups – 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 – will search for eggs with hopes of winning one of the donated Easter baskets.

“We are taking donations of Easter baskets and items for Easter baskets,” Pyles said. “We had 90 donated last year and several donated this year already.”

Those who want to take a picture of a child with the Easter bunny need to bring a camera.

Central Christian Church in Ironton will host its community-wide Easter Egg hunt 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. There will be more than 2,000 eggs, as well as inflatables, snacks and refreshments. One-year-old to fifth-grade students can to participate. The event will take place rain or shine.

The Coal Grove Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and egg hunt on Saturday, April 19.

The pancake breakfast will be 7 a.m.-noon at Dawson-Bryant High School. The Easter Egg hunt will immediately follow at Paul Porter Park in Coal Grove.