BEND AREA — Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, a dance, and egg hunts for both children and teenagers will highlight Easter activities in the Bend Area.
Egg hunts will be held in Mason, New Haven, and Letart, all on Saturday, April 8.
In Mason, the hunt will begin at noon in the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park. A total of 4,000 eggs will be hidden, 1,000 in each of four age groups.
Age groups will include three years and under; four through six years; seven through nine years; and 10-12 years. There will be prize eggs in each age division, which will include a ticket inside, redeemable for cash. The Easter Bunny will be at the hunt and will be available for photos.
The New Haven egg hunt will also begin at noon. It will be held at the ball fields, and there will be two age groups, with a total of 2,000 eggs hidden. Age groups will include six years and under, and seven years and over.
Businesses and individuals have donated prizes for the New Haven hunt. Bikes, scooters, Easter baskets and more will be given away to finders of the special eggs. The Easter Bunny will also be visiting.
Prize donations are still being accepted at the town hall through April 7.
The Letart Community Center will be the site of an egg hunt at 1 p.m. Following the hunt, there will be a craft and snacks.
Those attending are asked to bring finger foods and drinks to share. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance there, as well.
Later that evening, it will be the teenagers hunting for eggs when The Center holds an “Ultimate Egg Hunt” event.
Located at 516 Adams Street in Mason (the former elementary school), the egg hunt is open to all teens in grades 7-12. There will be a search for the “golden egg,” as well as other eggs filled with candy and redeemable for prizes. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., and will include free food.
The Center is open every Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., with special events held the second Saturday of each month. Ping-pong, air hockey, multiple televisions with gaming systems and a 65-seat movie theatre are always available. Open to students in grades 7-12, The Center is supervised by adults.
In addition to the egg hunts, the Mason Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” on Saturday, April 1, at the fire station.
Set for 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., the menu will consist of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon or sausage and a drink. There will be a $6 donation for the breakfast.
On Friday, April 7, there will be a glow-in-the-dark “Dancin’ Away the Winter Blues” event at the New Haven Community Building. It will be for grades kindergarten through ninth from 6 to 9 p.m. Music will be played by B&J Music. There will be a $2 admission, with concessions being sold.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.