Forecast iffy for local Easter egg hunts

Saturday's weather forecast calls for a chance of showers and some wind in the morning, but temperatures are expected to continue to edge their way up in time for annual Easter egg hunts in the area. A high of 57 is forecast for Saturday, the day before Easter. The expected low is 42. Most of the area egg hunts will be held at 10 or 11 in the morning. One hunt more likely to beat out any bad weather will be The Salvation Army Easter Egg Hunt planned for early Saturday afternoon. All of the local egg hunts are free and open to the public.
Becky Vargo
Apr 21, 2011

 

Central Park, Spring Lake, 10 a.m.
The annual Spring Lake Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. at Central Park in the village — with parking lots located off the drives from Savidge Street next to Ace Hardware, and from Fruitport Road just north of Savidge Street. The event is sponsored by the Spring Lake Lions Club and features 3,000 eggs filled with candy for children ages 10 and under. There are prizes and the hunt is divided up by age groups. Refreshments will be offered following the hunt.

Organizer Jack Gardener said the hunts last for about a total of six minutes. “We divide them up into four age groups and I drop the hat,” he said.

Gardener said he walks from one area to the next to start the hunts — and, by the time he gets back to the first one, it’s almost done.
Specially marked eggs will indicate the prize winners and there will be one grand prize. An Easter bunny will be on-site for pictures and 4-H members will be helping with the activities.

Gardener said this is the 24th year the Lions Club has organized the hunt. “It will be held rain or shine,” he said.

Hope Reformed Church, 10 a.m.
Children ages 2-10 are invited to the annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hope Reformed Church, 14932 Mercury Drive in Grand Haven Township.

Crockery Township Hall, 10 a.m.
An Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Crockery Township Hall, 17431 112th Ave. in Nunica, for children ages 10 and younger. Children are asked to bring their own baskets.

Central Park, Grand Haven, 11 a.m.
Grand Haven’s Central Park Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. is sponsored by Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt and Independent Bank. More than 5,000 eggs containing candy and prizes will be picked up by children age 10 and under. This hunt will also be divided into age groups.

Grand Haven Gospel Chapel, 11 a.m.
A grand-prize Easter basket filled with candy and prizes will go to one lucky hunter at the Grand Haven Gospel Chapel Easter Egg Hunt, set for 11 a.m. Saturday on the chapel property on the corner of Waverly Avenue and Friant Street. The hunt will feature more than 1,000 eggs and will be divided into two age groups. The Easter Bunny is also scheduled to make an appearance.

Lighthouse Christian Ministries, 11 a.m.
Lighthouse Christian Ministries, 13858 Lincoln St. in Robinson Township, will host its sixth annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. A hot dog lunch will follow.

Salvation Army, 1 p.m.
The Salvation Army Easter Egg Hunt is planned to start at 1 p.m. at the Grand Haven headquarters, 310 N. Despelder St. The event is sponsored by the Grand Haven/Spring Lake Chapter 132 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Cookies and punch will be served after the hunt.

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