March 27, 2013TRI-CITY AREA — Preliminary weather reports suggest that sunny skies and temperatures rising to 50 degrees will prevail over the upcoming Easter weekend.
That's good news for parents and youngsters hoping to participate in the remaining local Easter Egg Candy Hunts.
In Almont, the Lions and Lioness clubs will host their annual Easter Candy Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. sharp at the Almont Community Park.
The candy hunts will again be broken up into three age-specific groups, thus allowing toddlers and younger children an equal opportunity to collect their share of candy.
With pilot Steve Francis at the helm, the Easter Bunny arrives safely for last year’s Easter Egg Candy Hunt at Almont Community Park. The ‘Bunny’ makes a return visit Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m., hosted by the Almont Lions Club.
Following the candy hunt, the Easter Bunny, who will arrive via helicopter, will pose for photos with children beneath the park pavilion.
Matt Henry and members of the Almont-Dryden Leo's Club will be on hand to assist with the children's games.
Lions and Lionesses will serve up free hot dogs, coffee and "bug juice" at the concession stand beneath the park pavilion.
In addition, Lionesses will sell raffle tickets for giant Easter baskets. The names of one lucky boy and girl will be drawn as the winners of the Easter baskets.
Those contributing goods and services to year's Easter Candy Hunt include: Meijer's, Steve Francis of the Country Smoke House, McDonald's of Almont and Jeni Ihrke.
Also in Almont, American Tree, located at 3903 Van Dyke, will host its annual Easter festivities on Saturday, March 30.
Activities begin at 11 a.m. with a petting zoo and bounce house for the little ones.
The traditional Easter Egg Hunt starts promptly at 1 p.m., with the Easter Bunny serving as the guest of honor.
Attendees are asked to arrive early to allow sufficient time for parking prior to the egg hunt. Call 798-2525 for details.
In Lapeer, the Lapeer Community Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m at the Historic Lapeer County Courthouse in downtown Lapeer.
The event features 20,000 eggs, with four hunts to include age-specific groups of children.
In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, the event features family-friendly activities including inflatable rides.
For information, call 810-724-8800 or visit www.lapeercc.org.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.