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By Whitney Wyatt
The Red River Sun
CHILDRESS – Hop on over to the annual Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Childress 4-H Club.
It will start at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 at the Childress Fair Park Pavilion, said Childress County Extension Office Manager Ann Ricks. It is for children who are one year old through second grade. Since last year’s Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt was cancelled because of COVID-19, this year’s event will be more special.
“I would encourage people to come out because everybody has been cooped up for over a year,” she explained. “Now that things are more relaxed, people can socialize.”
Ricks said having to cancel last year’s event at the last minute was hard because kids always look forward to it. It’s a fun event full of Easter eggs, prizes and candy. In addition to hunting for eggs with candy in them, children can win nice prizes.
After gathering donations from local businesses, Ricks said they put slips of papers with gift card information inside the Easter eggs.
“The kids hunt the Easter eggs, and then the kids and their parents go through the eggs to see if they have papers that say they’ve won gift cards,” Ricks explained. “Then they come up to where we give out prizes.”
All 4-H members help with the Easter egg hunt. Ricks said they help get everything organized, stuff the eggs and hide them.