There’s still time to hunt Easter eggs

By Patricia Ann Speelman -

SIDNEY — Easter is Sunday and there are numerous Easter egg hunts this weekend.

Those candy- and prize-filled treats can be found as follows:


• The area’s largest hunt, a traditional one at no charge, will be staged on the lawn of Sidney High School, 1215 Campbell Road, by the Sidney First United Methodist Church. Children up to sixth grade can look for 15,000 eggs begining at about noon, April 1. The church will have a contemporary Easter service for adults and another geared toward children inside the school beginning at 11 a.m. The egg hunt will immediately follow the services.

• Children in fifth grade and younger can gather 5,000 candy-filled eggs on the lawn of the Church of the Nazarene, 1899 Wapakoneta Ave., March 31, at 10 a.m.

• Connection Point Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road, will hold an Easter egg hunt on April 1 following their church service. Community members are invited to attend the service, which begins at 10:15 a.m., and children in grades six and under can participate in the egg hunt.


• Anna Civic Association will host an Easter egg hunt, March 31, at 1 p.m., at the Anna Community Branch Library, 304 N. Second St., Anna. Children will hunt in age groups as follows: 2 and under, 3-4, 5-6 and 7 and older.


• Botkins Community Park will be the scene of an Easter egg hunt presented by the village of Botkins, March 31, at 3 p.m. Children through age 12 are invited to look for thousands of candy-filled eggs. Eggs will also have tickets in them. The tickets can be entered into a drawing for a bicycle. Girls and boys bikes will be awarded in each of three age groups, 0-4, 5-7 and 8-12.


• Eggs with tickets for prizes, as well as for candy, will be hidden at the Crossroads by the Hardin United Methodist Church for a hunt, March 31, at 10 a.m. The Crossroads is across the street from the church at 6073 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, Hardin. Children from 2 to 11 will search for the bounty in groups: Prekindergarten through first grade, second and third grade, and fourth and fifth grade.

New Bremen

• The village of New Bremen and the New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary Club have invited children in sixth grade and younger to hunt for eggs, March 31, at 1 p.m., in Jaycee Park in New Bremen. If the weather is bad, the hunt will take place in the New Bremen Junior High School gym.


• Children in preschool through third grade can look for Easter eggs at the Osgood American Legion hall, S. North St., Osgood, March 31, at 1 p.m.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.