Here comes Peter Cotton Tail. He’ll be hopping down the bunny trail into Bastrop a little early this year, hiding Easter eggs for all the little boys and girls to find.
Saturday, three local organizations will be hosting Easter egg hunts for all the children in Morehouse Parish: the American Legion Post No. 501 and the City of Bastrop, the American Legion Post No. 51 and the Crawfest.
The Crawfest Easter Egg hunt will start at 10 a.m. at the Morehouse Parish Fairgrounds. Toddlers through age 12 are invited to hunt prize filled Easter eggs. Parents should arrive with their children by 9:30 a.m. to register.
“Some of the prized eggs will have ride armbands in them for the children to ride the rides at the Crawfest,” fairground manager Jerry Jordan said.
For more information, call the fairgrounds at 281.1406.
The American Legion Post No. 51, located at 2324 East Madison, will be having their hunt at 11 a.m. for ages 0-10.
“We do this every year,” coordinator Tina Francisco said. “Last year we had probably 100 kids show up.”
Francisco said the event will begin with games such as a ring toss, throwing darts at balloons, face painting and a dunking booth.
“After the kids play games, they’ll go inside the dance hall and eat hot dogs and chips,” Francisco said. “After they eat, they’ll go outside and hunt Easter eggs.”
Francisco said the Easter bunny will be present during the event to play games with children.
“The Easter bunny will give out first, second and third place Easter baskets to the children with the most eggs,” she said. “There’ll be three age groups with prizes for all three groups.”
Francisco said if it rains Saturday, they’ll have the activities in the American Legion No. 51 Dance Hall.
For more information, call Tina Francisco or Amanda Stoffer at at 281.1315.
The American Legion Post No. 501 and the City of Bastrop will be hosting their fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. at Dotson Park, located at 201 Dotson St. Children ages one through 11 will be divided into three age groups in Dotson Gym before the hunt begins.
“We had between 300 and 350 children last year,” said Bastrop’s director of Public Works, Willie McKee. “Normally, if someone wants to rent the park they have to pay. The City of Bastrop is letting us use it free of charge.”
McKee said some of the prizes for winning eggs will be tricycles and bicycles. He said if it rains, the children will meet in the gym and the eggs will be divided among them.
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“We’ll have a drawing for the tricycles and bicycles in the gym if it rains,” he said.
Signups for the for the American Legion Post No. 501 and City of Bastrop Easter Egg Hunt is going on now between 4:30 and 9 p.m. at the Dotson Gym, located inside the park.