The Easter bunny will soon make an appearance around Pulaski County. So where can you find him? And what other activities will be held?
Easter is April 1st and there are a number of free activities in the area. Several municipalities and churches will be hosting Easter events for members in their communities.
The Daily Guide is tracking the Easter bunny’s hops and has a schedule of events happening between now and Easter day.
Richland: Richland Parks Department will host their annual egg hunt on March 24th from 1 -2 p.m. with a rain date of March 31st. The event will be held at Shady Dell Park for children ages “carried” to fifth grade. The hunts will start with “carried”, preschool, K-second, third- fifth, and end with special needs in 15 minute hunt intervals. Everyone will get a prize and a special prize for those with the golden egg. The Easter bunny will be present for pictures.
Kids in Action with First Baptist Church of Richland will host an egg hunt on March 28th from 7-10 p.m. Join them at the church for the hunt and the true meaning of Easter.
Crocker: The VFW and Ladies Auxillary will host their annual Easter egg hunt for Crocker children on March 31st at 10 a.m. The event will be held at Crocker Park.
The Crocker Public Library will host an Easter egg hunt on March 29th from 10:30-12 p.m. A book will be read followed by the Easter egg hunt. There will be prize eggs and basket prizes. All ages are welcome to attend.
Dixon:First Baptist Church of Dixon will host their Easter egg hunt on church grounds on March 31st at 11 a.m. The event is open to all age groups. Prizes will be given out and the Easter bunny will be present for pictures.
Fort Leonard Wood: Morale Welfare and Recreation will host their annual Easter egg hunt on March 24th with a rain date of March 31st. The event will be held at Gammon Field and open to children 0-12 years old. Various activities include music, face painting, a balloon artist and pictures with the Easter bunny. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and the hunt will begin at 10 a.m.
Waynesville: The American Legion Riders Chapter 331 will host its 10th annual Easter egg hunt on March 31st at 9 a.m. at Waynesville City Park. The hunt is open to age groups of 0-3 years old, 4-6 years old, 7-9 years old, and 10-12 years old. The Easter bunny will be present for pictures and there will be filled eggs, candy, and prizes.
The Waynesville Public Library will also host an Easter egg hunt during story time on March 28th at 10:30 a.m. The Easter bunny will be present and candy will be given out. All ages are welcome to attend.
St. Robert: The City of St. Robert will host their annual Easter egg hunt on March 31st at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the St. Robert Municipal Center Golf Course at 140 Duffer Lane. Hunting will be done in age groups of 0-2 years old, 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old, and 9-12 years old. The Easter bunny will make an appearance for photos.
The Kitten Division will also host an Easter egg hunt on March 31st from 12- 4 p.m. The location is at 996 Missouri Ave. Ages 0-4 years old will hunt at 1 p.m., 5-8 years old will hunt at 2 p.m. and 9-12 years old will hunt at 3 p.m. There will be free games, refreshments, and a photo booth.
Additional St. Robert Events:The Easter bunny will be at Girl Adored Events on March 22nd, 23rd, and 25th from 1-3 p.m. Pictures with the bunny will cost $5 and you may use your own camera. Girl Adored Events is located at 839 VFW Memorial Dr. #6.
Pampered Paws Pet Spa will also be hosting a doggie Easter egg hunt. The event will be on March 24th from 11-1 p.m. at 1154 Old Route 66. There will be a contest for most festive doggie and the Easter bunny will be present for photos. All dogs must be on a leash (non-retractable) and up to date on vaccinations. This event does cost $10 per dog.