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Easter egg hunts around the Sauk Valley

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:40 a.m. CDT
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Five- and 6-year-olds dash for goodies hidden inside 10,000 Easter eggs during the 2009 Easter egg hunt put on by Sterling Park District at Sauk Valley Community College. Several easter egg hunts are planned this year throughout the Sauk Valley.
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Peyton McCafferty plans her egg-hunting strategy during the 2009 Easter egg hunt put on by Sterling Park District at Sauk Valley Community College. Several easter egg hunts are planned this year throughout the Sauk Valley.

March 23

Egg hunt in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – The Coloma Park District’s free Easter egg hunt for children 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Centennial Park, 508 E. 11th St. Register in advance or from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. the day of at Storybook Village Shelter; the hunt starts promptly at 1:30 p.m.

The hunt is open to all Coloma and Montmorency township children. Registration is free; forms are available at the park district office, 508 E. 11th St., Rock Falls. The hunt will be held regardless of the weather.

Each division will hunt for eggs in a different section of the park. Children must bring a sack or basket to gather eggs in. The Easter bunny has left some 2,100 eggs for both groups, and all participants will receive an award. 

Call 815-625-0272 for more information or to register.

Egg hunt at Westwood

STERLING – A free children’s Easter egg hunt will be at 1:30 p.m. at Westwood Fitness and Sports Center, 1900 Westwood Drive.

Eggs, candy, and prizes will be provided. Divisions are walkers through age 2; 3-4; 5-6, and 7-8. The hunt will take place rain or shine.

Call 815-622-6200 for more information.

Egg hunt in Tampico

TAMPICO – The Tampico Lions Club is having a free Easter egg hunt for children through grade 5 beginning at 1 p.m. at Tampico Grade School, 202 W. Second St.

There will be 400 eggs filed with candy and cash, and after the walk there will be a drawing for a prize for a boy and one for a girl, and a name drawn for Bunny Bucks from Kewanee National Bank in Tampico.

The Easter bunny will be on hand; club secretary Terry Gaskill hopes to take pictures to be emailed to parents or other relatives free of charge.

Email gaskiltl@frontiernet.net or call him at 815-535-3665 for more information.

Egg hunt at Dixon Rehab

DIXON – The Dixon Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 800 Division St., is having a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. for children through age 10 or so.

From 10:15 to 11 a.m., the Easter bunny will be available for photos. There will be arts and crafts, face painting, doughnuts, milk, juice and coffee.

Registration is not required. Call 815-284-3393 for more information.

Egg hunt and more

DIXON – A free egg hunt and other activities for kids ages 1 to 12 will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at Bethel E.C. Church, 131 N. Court, behind Anne’s Garden Center off Galena Avenue.

Registration, games and crafts will be held from 3 to 4 p.m.; the egg hunt begins at 4 p.m., and stories and snacks will follow. There will be a cookie walk, a bounce house and tons of prizes that will be given out only at the end of the event.

Call 815-284-3849 for more information.

March 27

Hunt at Happy Tails

ROCK FALLS – Happy Tails Humane Society and Animal Shelter is having its first Easter egg hunt at 5:30 p.m. at 1408 McNeil Road.

There also will be a deejay, a cotton candy spinner, and a visit from the Easter bunny, who will pose for photos. Kids will be grouped by age – 2-4, 5-7, and 8-12. Registration begins at 5 p.m.; the fee is $3 per child. Bring your camera and a basket, but please, no pets. Call 815-626-2994 for more information.

March 29

RNA hunt in Tampico

TAMPICO – Royal Neighbors of America’s annual Easter egg hunt will be at 10:30 a.m. at Booth Park. Participants are asked to bring their own baskets.

The event is hosted by RNA Prophetstown Youth Chapter 516. Call Shelly Jaquet, 815-438-5475, for more information.

March 29-30

Oregon’s egg hunts

OREGON – The Oregon Park District’s Flashlight Egg Hunt for kids in grades 5-8 begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Oregon Park West.

The hunt for toddlers through grade 4 begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, also at the park.

Kids must bring their own baskets to collect eggs, candy and prizes. Admission is free; registration is not required.

Call 815-732-3101 for more information.

March 30

At The Meadows

DIXON – The Dixon Park District’s free egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. at The Meadows soccer fields, 1550 Washington Ave.

Age divisions are 2 and younger; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; and 11 and 12.

The rain date is April 6. Call 815-284-306 for more information.

EGGstravaganza in Dixon

DIXON – Lincoln Avenue Church of God’s third annual Family Fun EGGstravaganza will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at 710 S. Lincoln Ave. There will be bounce houses, face painting, snacks, music, Easter basket giveaways, and a huge egg hunt.

All are welcome, admission is free. Call Nicci Kirby, 815-508-0632, for more information.

Egg hunt at church

STERLING – Egg hunts, fair games, prizes, face-painting, egg dying, and food will be available free of charge at the annual community Easter EGGstravaganza from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sterling First Church of the Nazarene, 411 13th Ave.

All families with children 12 and younger are welcome. Go to www.thesterlingchurch.org or call 815-625-0864 for more information.

Egg hunt in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – The Rock River Christian Center, 117 W. Second St., is offering a free Easter Eggstravaganza. Registration begins at 9:30 and the hunt at 10 a.m.

Call 815-625-4371 for more information.

Easter fun in Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS – A free “Eggstravaganza” for kids 12 and younger starts with an Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. in Dillehay Park, at the intersection of Stengel Drive and South Ogle Avenue.

After the hunt, there will be an Easter party at Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris, 102 S. Seminary Ave., where magician Brett Belleque will put on a show and the church’s puppet team will perform. There will be door prizes and treats.

The event is sponsored by the Mount Morris Lions Club and the church.

Go to www.efcmm.org or call the church office at 815-734-4942 for more information.

Does your group have a hunt coming up? Let us know. Send an email to news@saukvalley.com or call 815-625-3600, ext. 502.

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