Easter egg hunts plentiful this weekend

If you didn’t make it to an Easter egg hunt this past weekend, don’t worry, be hoppy.

There are plenty of activities around Jackson County on Saturday, the day before Easter.

Freetown Church of Christ is having doughnuts with the Easter bunny at 9:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt for infants through fifth grade at 10 a.m. at the church, 7077 N. State Road 135, Freetown. Both are free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

The annual Easter egg hunt at Gaiser Park on the south side of Seymour will begin at 10 a.m. It’s presented by 92.7 Nash Icon/1390 AM and 99.3 FM The Buzz, Rose Acre Farms, Seymour Noon Lions Club and Seymour Parks and Recreation Department.

Arrive at 9:30 a.m. for photos with the Easter bunny courtesy of Walgreens, and there will be grand prizes for each age group category in the egg hunt courtesy of Walmart Supercenter. The hunt is for ages 0 to 12, and kids should bring their own basket.

Prizes also have been provided by Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Subway, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Freddy’s, Papa John’s, Cracker Barrel and Dairy Queen.

Additional event sponsors are Hampton Towing and Auto Repair, Dr. Tammy Hiester Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Seymour Orthodontics, Greemann’s Furniture and Mattress Gallery, Hill’s Fish Stand and Seymour Pediatrics.

A communitywide Easter egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 505 Community Drive, Seymour. Begin in the church with some fun music and the Easter story. From there, children (toddlers through fifth grade) will be dismissed by age groups to go outside to find candy-filled eggs. Kids should bring their own basket or bag.

The public is invited to Easter egg hunts at 10 a.m. and noon at Jackson Masonic Lodge 146, 1818 N. Ewing St. There also will be a spring bake sale, sponsored by Seymour Chapter 134 Order of the Eastern Star, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and an open house will include free hot dogs, refreshments, chips and cookies.

Also at 10 a.m., the public is welcome to an Easter egg hunt at Reddington Christian Church, 10516 N. U.S. 31, Reddington.

Another Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. will be in the field next to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, 150 E. State Road 250, Brownstown. Age groups will be 0 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. The Easter bunny will be there, and there will be prizes handed out, including two bicycles for each age group.

At 11 a.m., head to the museum shelter house at the Jackson-Washington State Forest, 1278 E. State Road 250, Brownstown, for an Easter egg hunt sponsored by Community Church Brownstown.

There will be two cash prizes hidden in golden eggs for each age group: 0 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. Easter baskets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. A free lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will be available, too.

“Our church is really starting anew with remodeling and working hard to commit to a great outreach program,” church secretary Karen Branaman said.

At noon, an Easter egg hunt will be at Medora Masonic Lodge 328, 95 N. Jackson St., Medora. Arrive early to register for prizes and a drawing for bicycles. During the egg hunt, 100 eggs will have a dollar coin inside.

At 2 p.m., for the second year in a row, Freedom Fireworks is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Brownstown.

There will be 16,000 eggs and more than 100 prizes, including bicycles. Age groups will be 0 to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12.

Arrive as early as 10 a.m. to sign up for drawings for kids and adults. The Easter bunny will be there for photo opportunities, too.

Organizer Chris Wiese said with the great turnout in 2021, they decided to bump up the number of eggs this year.

“It seemed like half the kids in Jackson County showed up. We were not expecting the turnout that we had,” he said. “Last year, we did 10,000 (eggs). This year, we are doing 16,000 and adding more adult prizes.”

Also at 2 p.m., an Easter egg hunt will be conducted at Surprise Christian Church, 6382 N. County Road 100W, Surprise. It’s open to the public.

At 3 p.m., the Family Color Run and Easter Egg Scramble will take place at Brownstown Church of the Nazarene, 616 W. Commerce St., Brownstown.

Kids and parents of all ages are invited to collect Easter eggs while they run or walk a half-mile course. There will be 2,500 eggs to find. Wear a white shirt and prepare to be splattered with a rainbow of color.

The free event also will feature giveaways, face painting, cotton candy, games and more. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

Finally, at 4 p.m., an Easter egg hunt for children up to fifth grade will be at Brownstown First Baptist Church, 1095 S. State Road 135, Brownstown.

The church invites people to celebrate the resurrection of Christ with their family and community.