It’s no joke. Easter and April Fool’s Day are on the same day this year — April 1.
One thing’s for sure: There are plenty of opportunities to hunt eggs and partake in other activities for Easter around Jackson County the next two weekends.
There are two events scheduled this weekend:
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2 p.m. Saturday
Easter egg hunt at Medora Wesleyan Church, 191 N. David St., Medora. Hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be served. The event will be conducted rain or shine. Information: Pam Breeden at 812-966-2664
2 p.m. Sunday
Easter egg hunt at Bard Street Park in Crothersville. Age groups are 3 and under, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10, and there also will be a group for those with special needs. The Easter bunny will be there for pictures, so people may bring their cameras. Hosted by the Crothersville Parks Board.
Information: Crothersville Town Hall at 812-793-2311
These events are scheduled for next weekend:
10 a.m. March 31
Easter egg hunt at Gaiser Park along South Walnut Street in Seymour. Open to ages 0 to 12. There will be more than 4,000 eggs with candy or coupons from local eateries inside. There also will be grand prize eggs for skateboards, children’s bicycles, baskets, stuffed animals and more.
Receive a Shields Park Pool pass with every 10 recycled eggs. Bring your own basket. The Easter bunny arrives at 9:30 a.m. for free photo opportunities. Hosted by The Buzz 1390/99.3 WZZB and 92.7 Nash Icon WXKU and the Seymour Parks and Recreation Department.
10 a.m. March 31
Easter Egg Hunt for Eggstra Special Children at the playground at Emerson Elementary School, 500 Emerson Drive, Seymour. Open to ages 3 to 11. The hunt will provide accommodations for children with physical and developmental disabilities and special diets. Participants with minimal mobility will have a table with eggs hidden in plastic containers full of Easter grass.
Those with special diets will receive gluten-free snacks and toys or stickers. There will be two hunts at the same time — one for children with disabilities and one for their siblings.
There will be a maximum number of eggs for all children to allow everyone to have the same amount. Children may bring their own baskets, but containers will be provided. The area is fenced, and adult supervision will be provided. The hunt will be canceled in the event of rain. Hosted by White’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Information: Pastor Tom Judd at 812-346-2718
10 a.m. March 31
Easter egg hunt at First Baptist Church, 505 Community Drive, Seymour. Open to age 2 to fifth grade. There will be a special Easter message about Jesus, and thousands of eggs filled with candy will be hidden on the church lawn.
There will be a special area for young children. Also planned are grand prize drawings for a hoverboard and a tablet, other prizes, refreshments, photos with the Easter bunny and bouncy houses. Bring your own basket.
11 a.m. March 31
Easter egg hunt at Hickory Hills Golf Club, 1509 S. State Road 135, Brownstown. Hosted by Hickory Hills Golf Club and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Noon to 2 p.m. March 31
Spring Blast and Egg Hunt at Sandy Creek Family Life Center, 5707 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour. Children will be divided into age groups to hunt for prize eggs. Bring your own basket or a paper sack will be provided. Other activities include a bouncy house, a basketball shoot, door prizes, carnival games, a jump rope contest and free hot dogs, chips and drinks.
Hosted by The Tabernacle and Kidz R.O.C.K. Ministry Team.
Noon to 4 p.m. March 31
Community Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day at Rose Acre Farms office, 6874 N. Base Road, Seymour. Games, petting zoo, inflatables, refreshments and community information booths open and barbecue and hotdogs available for purchase starting at noon; magic show and balloon twisting at 1 p.m.; egg decorating contest and baking contest judging at 2:30 p.m.; essay awards at 3 p.m.; balloon launch at 3:30 p.m.; and silent auction, games and inflatables close at 4 p.m.
Easter egg hunts are at 2 p.m. for ages 3 and younger and 4 p.m. for 4 to 7 age group and 8 to 13 age group. Bring at least two nonperishable food items to be entered into a drawing for gift cards and help reach the goal of 500 pounds of food donated to Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry.
Information: Ryan Hackman at 812-521-1911 or Rose Acre Farms office at 812-497-2557
1 p.m. March 31
Easter egg hunt at Freetown Church of Christ, 7077 N. State Road 135, Freetown. A free lunch will be provided starting at 12:30 p.m., and the egg hunt will begin at 1 p.m. The Easter bunny will be there for photos with children, and there will be carnival games and prizes.
1 p.m. March 31
Easter egg hunt at Central Christian Church, 1434 W. Second St., Seymour. Open to toddlers through fifth-graders. There will be egg hunts for different age groups on the church lawn (or in the fellowship hall in case of inclement weather), a puppet skit in the church sanctuary and refreshments.
2 to 4 p.m. March 31
Easter egg hunt at the Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown. Open to ages 12 and under. The courthouse lawn will be split into four quadrants with different age groups at each. Registration for the free event will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at nearby Heritage Park, 121 E. Walnut St. Hosted by Brownstown/Ewing Main Street.
4:30 p.m. March 31
Easter egg hunt at Brownstown Speedway, 476 E. County Road 100S, Brownstown. A hunt for ages 0 to 5 will be at 4:30 p.m. with a hunt for ages 6 to 12 to follow. There will be a scavenger hunt with clues to find the golden egg with a special prize.
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If your church, group or business is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt that is open to the public, email the information to [email protected] or call 812-523-7080 to be placed in The Tribune. Include the date, time, location, ages and activities planned.