What kinds of activities are going on in the area for Easter and where can I take my child for an egg hunt?

The question:

What kinds of activities are going on in the area for Easter and where can I take my child for an egg hunt?

The Answer:

Easter is just around the corner on April 8 and a number of activities that are free and open to the community are happening between now and then in honor of the occasion.

Most of the municipalities in the area are hosting Easter events as well as a number of churches.

Crocker: The VFW of Crocker will be hosting an Easter egg hunt and activities from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 7 in the city park.

Dixon: The First Baptist Church of Dixon is hosting their annual Easter egg hunt and activities on Saturday, April 7. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. in the park and after the egg hunt, participants are invited to the church, which is right across the street, to participate in fun, free activities for the kids. They will have a bounce house, Easter Bunny for photos, hotdogs, soda and chips.

Fort Leonard Wood: MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) will be hosting its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt and Community Fun Fair Saturday, March 31 at Collier Park and The Child Development Center.

The egg hunt will happen at 10 a.m. in Colyer Park, but children can come early and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny beginning at 9 a.m. with their private cameras.  

The Community Fun Fair will begin at 11 a.m. at the Childe Development Center, building 615 on Replacement Avenue. There will be  the Amazing Hat Making Shop, a cake walk, free popcorn, balloons and food, Robotic Systems Joint Project Office will be in attendance with their robots, Amazing Baby Room, inflatables, information tables, Kid ID, and more, according to their press release.

Richland: The city of Richland is hosting an Easter egg hunt at their park on Saturday, March 31. The egg hunt begins at 1 p.m.

St. Robert: The city of St. Robert will be hosting its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to have his picture taken for attendees who bring a camera. The event will also be divided up into age categories such as newborn to two, three to 5, six to eight and nine to 12. Parents are only allowed to aid children five and under.

Waynesville: The American Legion Riders will host their Fourth Annual Eeaster Egg Hunt at Waynesville Park on Saturday, April 7 from nine to 11 a.m. There will be different age categories which include newborn to three, four to six, seven to nine and 10 to 12.  Prizes will be given out to each age group and there are special eggs with money in them to the lucky children who find them. The Easter Bunny will also be present.