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Area Easter activities planned for Saturday


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A few hundred children were the recipients of candy-filled plastic eggs at last year’s Easter Candy Hunt, sponsored by the Almont Lions and Lionesses.

April 04, 2012
ALMONT — The Almont Lions and Lionesses are hosting an Easter Candy Hunt at Almont Community Park this Sat., April 7, beginning at 11 a.m.

Egg hunting children will be divided into three age-specific categories and are asked to bring their own baskets or bags to collect the goodies.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at the park via helicopter, compliments of Steve Francis, pilot and owner of the Country Smoke House. The Bunny will be on hand at the park pavilion to pose for photos with the children in attendance. Giant Easter gift baskets will be awarded to one lucky girl and boy.

Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be provided free of charge to children and adults.

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Donors to this year's egg hunt include Country Smoke House, Kommunity Kracker Barrel, Almont McDonald's, Meijer's and Matt Henry of Camp Skyline.

Also in Almont, American Tree is hosting their annual Easter "Egg" Stravaganza on Saturday as well. The big event begins at 1 p.m. sharp and includes includes thousands of eggs brought by the Easter Bunny. Youngsters are advised to bring their own bags or baskets to collect eggs.

In Dryden, Dryden Community Schools' band boosters is hosting its second annual "Breakfast with the Bunny" event at Dryden Elementary School, 3835 North Mill Street, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome to attend.

In Imlay City, Gateway Assembly is hosting a gigantic Easter Egg Hunt for youngsters ages 12 and under will also take place on Saturday at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds.

Hunting begins at 10 a.m. and includes 20,000 treat filled eggs. Participants should bring their own baskets or bags. All are welcome to attend.

Catherine Minolli is Managing Editor of the Tri-City Times. She began as a freelance writer with the Times in 1994. She enjoys the country life, including raising ducks and chickens.
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