Tribune Staff Reports
There are plenty of egg-citing opportunities to hop around to different Easter activities in Jackson County on Saturday.
These are the scheduled events:
•10 a.m.: Easter egg hunt at Gaiser Park along South Walnut Street in Seymour. Open to ages 12 and under. There will be lots of eggs with candy or coupons from local eateries inside. There also will be grand prize eggs for skateboards, kids balance bikes 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, 92.7 Nash Icon WXKU and the Seymour Parks and Recreation Department. Information: 812-522-6420.
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•10 a.m.: Easter Egg Hunt for Eggstra Special Children at the playground at Emerson Elementary School, 500 Emerson Drive, Seymour. Open to preschool and school-age children. 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 or email [email protected].
10 a.m.: Easter egg hunt at First Baptist Church, 505 Community Drive, Seymour. Open to age 2 through 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. A special area will be set aside for young children. Prizes will be handed out for golden eggs, and some grand prize drawings are planned, including wireless waterproof earbuds, wireless waterproof speakers and a children’s PJ Masks chair. Free refreshments and photos with the Easter bunny will be available. Bring your own basket. Information: 812-522-1909.
10 a.m. and noon: Easter egg hunt at Jackson Masonic Lodge 146, 1818 N. Ewing St., Seymour. The Easter bunny will be on hand.
11 a.m.: Easter egg hunt at Hickory Hills Golf Club, 1509 S. State Road 135, Brownstown. There will be prizes and activities for kids, and the Easter bunny will be there. Hosted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
11 a.m.: Easter egg hunt at Freetown Church of Christ, 7077 N. State Road 135, Freetown. Starts with doughnuts and juice with the Easter bunny at 10:30 a.m. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. There will be an opportunity for pictures with the Easter bunny as well as a bounce house, cookie decorating and a cakewalk. In case of rain, the Easter egg hunt will move indoors.
11 a.m.: Easter egg hunt and fish fry at Medora Masonic Lodge 328, 95 N. Jackson St., Medora. The fish fry sales will begin at 11 a.m. Registration for the egg hunt for children through sixth grade will be at 11:30 a.m. with the hunt starting at noon. Those wishing to hunt eggs should arrive in plenty of time to register and get a grand prize ticket. All children will receive a prize.
11 a.m.: Easter egg hunt at Kurtz Church of the Nazarene, 5858 N. Cleveland St., Kurtz.
Noon to 4:30 p.m.: Community Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day at Rose Acre Farms office, 6874 N. Base Road, Seymour. Refreshments, games, petting zoo, inflatables and community information booths. There will also be breaded tenderloins and hot dogs with sides of potato salad and baked beans from local charities available for purchase starting at noon; Seymour High School color guard presentations at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.; magic show and balloon twisting at 1 p.m.; essay awards at 1:30 p.m.; egg decorating/Easter basket contest and baking contest judging at 2:30 p.m.; balloon launch at 3:30 p.m.; and charity adult Easter egg hunt at 4:20 p.m. Easter egg hunts are at 2 p.m. for ages 3 and younger and 4 p.m. for ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 13. Silent auction, games and inflatables will close at 4:30 p.m. 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.
Noon to 2 p.m.: 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, carnival games and free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Hosted by The Tabernacle. Information: 812-344-0489.
1 p.m.: Easter egg hunt at Haleysburg Nazarene Church, 10232 N. Haleysburg Road, Vallonia. Refreshments will be available. Information: The Rev. Matt Roberts 812-528-4177 or 812-358-3313.
1 p.m.: Easter egg hunt at Central Christian Church, 1434 W. Second St., Seymour. Open to toddlers through fifth graders. There will be more than 3,000 eggs, and hunts will have different age groups on the church lawn (or in the fellowship hall in case of inclement weather). Information: 812-522-4211.
2 to 4 p.m.: Easter egg hunt on the lawn at the Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown. Open to ages 12 and under. There will be six different age groups, and the Easter bunny is set to make an appearance. 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. Information: facebook.com/btownewingmain.
4 to 5:30 p.m.: Community Easter Celebration at Seymour Christian Church, 915 Kasting Road, Seymour. It will kick off with worship lead by the church youth band and a powerful paint/martial arts performance performance by Rick Alonzo. Following a short message, there will be an Easter egg hunt. Kids will have the chance to stock up on candy and win big prizes.