Easter egg hunts

Parker Zent, 10, of Goshen, puts coupons in plastic eggs in preparation for the Grace Community Church Easter egg hunt.

The following Easter egg hunts have been scheduled:


Grace Community Church: The church will host its annual 25,000-egg community Easter egg hunt Easter Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the church.

Registration will be from 1 to 1:25 p.m., and the hunt will begin at 1:30 p.m. sharp.

Grace Community Church is located just south of Goshen Middle School at the intersection of C.R. 36 and C.R. 21.

There is no cost for this hunt, and there will also be Spanish translators available.

There will be five fields divided into different age groups, with ages ranging from 1-year-olds to fifth-graders.

There will also be prizes for sixth- through 12th-graders included this year.

Children will have the opportunity to hunt for more than 25,000 candy-, coin- and coupon-filled eggs. At the conclusion of the hunt, children will have the opportunity to win one of two tricycles, two wagons, 12 bicycles and six Wal-Mart gift cards.

Sixth- through 12th-graders will have the opportunity to win one of two iPod Shuffles, cosmic bowling packages or theater packages.

“This looks to be our biggest hunt ever,” Lead Pastor Jim Brown said. “We are just excited to have so many children and families on the property and be able to share Jesus’ love with them. We love our community and want them to know that.”

For more information, contact Grace Community Church at 533-7546.

First English Lutheran Church: At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, First English Lutheran Church, 406 S. Fifth St., will host a children’s Easter egg hunt.


Ox Bow County Park: On Saturday, the Dunlap Junior Chamber (Jaycees) will celebrate its 30th anniversary by holding a community Easter egg hunt at Ox Bow County Park.

The Dunlap Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt has five age groups from birth to 10 years. A grand prize and smaller prizes will be given away for each group.

The egg hunt will start at 10 a.m. Park gates will open at 9 a.m., and there will be no park entrance fee for this event. The public is advised to arrive early.

For more information on the Jaycees, visit www.dunlapjaycees.org or call 535-8659.


Parkside Elementary School: Members of the LaGrange Moose Lodge are having an Easter egg hunt Saturday at Parkside Elementary School beginning at 1 p.m. This event is for children up to 10 years old.


Kenney Park: The Ligonier Park and Recreation Department will host a community Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday. The rain date will be April 14. Prizes include a bicycle.

Participants will be divided into four age groups: 3 and younger, 4- and 5-year-olds, 6- to 8-year-olds, and 9- to 11-year-olds. Adults must accompany all children who participate, and children must take their own baskets to collect eggs.

The Easter egg hunt is sponsored by the Ligonier Chamber of Commerce and local businesses.

Adults ages 18 and older may register (one registration per adult) to win canned hams. Two hams will be given away in each age group at the beginning of the event.


Memorial Park: The annual Easter egg hunt for Middlebury children is Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park, located downtown.

Children will be separated into two age groups: kindergarten and younger and first grade and older.

The hunt is sponsored by the Middlebury Fire Department. This year, plastic eggs filled with candy will be used instead of real eggs. Some of the eggs will have money prizes.

Cookies will be provided for everyone following the hunt.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church: At 1 p.m. Saturday, there will be an Easter egg hunt at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 708 Wayne St. Children in the fifth grade and younger are invited to participate. Call 825-2280 for more information.


Milford Elementary School: There will be a Kiwanis Easter egg hunt Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Milford Elementary School playground for children in preschool through second grade.


Millersburg Elementary School: Millersburg Lions Club members will host an Easter egg hunt at Millersburg Elementary School Saturday.

Sign-up will begin at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded.


New Beginning Assembly of God: At 1 p.m. Saturday, New Beginning Assembly of God, 300 Haney Drive, will host an Easter egg hunt at the church. Children ages 2 to 11 are invited to participate.

Possum Ranch Puppets and clowns will be on site to entertain. For more information, call the church at 773-7509.

New Paris

New Paris Elementary School: The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Lions Club is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at New Paris Elementary School.

Local preschool children and students from New Paris and Benton elementary schools are invited to participate.

Prizes to be given away include cash, Easter baskets, one tricycle and three bicycles. Parents and children should report to the gym for instructions.


Lake Park soccer fields: Shipshewana Nazarene Church will host a “Celebrate Jesus Easter Egg Hunt” Saturday at Lake Park soccer fields, Shipshewana. The event is free and open to the public.

Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the field. Anyone who would like to hunt eggs must register.

More than 5,000 eggs will be hidden. Bicycles and other prizes will be given away, and the true Biblical message of Easter will be shared by guests Mary Beth Johnson and Opie the Clown.

The Easter egg hunt is for children up to and including the sixth grade and will include a designated area for small children. The event will take place rain or shine.


Lakeside Park: The Veterans of Foreign Wars post and Syracuse Park Department are having their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at 11 a.m.

There will be eggs to find (filled with candy or special prizes), a visit from the Easter Bunny, plus hot dogs, chips and punch.

This event is for all children up to age 11 and is free. Lakeside Park will be divided up for different age groups for the egg hunt.


East Park: Youngsters may attend the annual Easter egg hunt set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the town’s East Park.

Those attending are invited to visit with the Easter Bunny, who will be hard to miss as he is 6-feet, 4-inches tall, reports Town Clerk DeWayne Bontrager.

The annual event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club.


Memorial Park: The Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wakarusa Memorial Park, which is adjacent to Wakarusa Elementary School.

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