Kids to hunt for eggs this weekend

Children can get their Easter candy fix after participating in one of many area egg hunts on Saturday.

A morning egg hunt at Riverview Park in Woodstock will benefit the Woodstock-Edinburg Little League. Parent and board member Jennifer Lowery said this is the first time parents will be hosting the event as a new fundraiser for the team on its 60th anniversary year.

“We’re trying to come up with new fresh things so we’re not repeating the same things every year,” she said.

The event will start at 8 a.m. with breakfast and a visit from the Easter bunny. Lowery said local businesses have contributed toward a silent auction and a private donor has contributed money for hunt materials. Participation in either the hunt for ages 2-7 or for ages 8-13 will cost $5.

Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation will be hosting its annual egg hunt at the County Park in Maurertown on Saturday. Activities will begin at 2 p.m., but the hunts for children divided into two age groups will start at 3 p.m. Admission will be $2 per child.

The Warren Heritage Society will have plenty of eggs hidden for kids up to age 12 to hunt for from 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Patrick Farris, executive director for the society, said the grounds in Front Royal have plenty of nooks and crannies around outdoor exhibits.

Admission to the society’s fourth annual event will be free for adults and $3 for children participating in the hunt.

Middletown will host its third annual egg hunt at Middletown Park starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Participating children are to bring their own basket.

Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV said that the town will also unveil some new playground equipment at the event that kids can break in after the hunt. The town paid for part of the equipment and the rest was from a donation.

Old Town Winchester Business Association will pepper the Loudon Street pedestrian mall with eggs for a hunt that starts at 11 a.m. Saturday. With free admission, kids can search for treats between Boscawen and Picadilly streets and on the Old Court House Civil War Museum.

Long Branch Plantation’s annual community event will consist of three hunts for ages 3 and younger, ages 4-7 and ages 7-10. The egg hunts will be staggered from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday, while entertainment and tours of the site in Boyce will last until 3 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children up to age 18. Participants are asked to bring their own basket.

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com