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Egg hunts hop back into the Sauk Valley

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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Hunters fire off the starting line to gather eggs during the 2013 Happy Tail's Animal Shelter's egg hunt. The animal shelter will have an egg hunt April 16 at the facility, 1408 E. McNeil Road, Rock Falls.

With the arrival of April, Easter egg hunts are planned across the Sauk Valley.

Dixon: A free egg hunt for children from 2 to 12 will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sugar Grove School and Church, 352 Timber Creek Road. For more information, call 815-288-2811.

A free egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 at Dixon Elks Lodge 779, 1279 Franklin Grove Road. A cake walk and a visit by the Easter bunny will take place after the hunt. The Kreider Spring Carnival also will take place at the same time as the hunt, with free children’s games, a petting zoo, free popcorn and ice cream, prizes, Dixon Fire Department rescue trucks, a caricature face artist, face painting, a clown, and the Easter bunny.

Rock Falls: The Coloma Township Park District’s free egg hunt will be April 12 at Centennial Park, at 11th Street and Avenue D. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., with the hunt’s start at 1;30. Registration forms also are available at the park district office, 508 E. 11th St., or can be called in at 815-625-0272.

The event is for children from 3 to 8, with categories for children 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 years. Prizes will be awarded in both categories, and everyone will receive an award. The hunt will take place regardless of weather.

Happy Tails Animal Shelter will have an egg hunt April 16 at the facility, 1408 E. McNeil Road. The hunt is for children to take part in, and not for pets. Registration will be at 5 p.m., with the hunt at 5:30. Categories will be for ages 2 to 4, 5 to 7, and 8 to 10. Food will be available, and a DJ will perform. The Easter bunny will appear. The shelter can be reached at 815-626-2994.

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