The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Presented by Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest and Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics, this free event will be packed full of crafts, games, food, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
This year’s Egg Hunt will include over 10,000 eggs containing prizes and candy hidden across four locations for the following age groups: 3 and younger, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and special needs.
Children ages 3 and younger will hunt for eggs beginning at 10 a.m.; ages 4-6 will begin at 10:20 a.m.; ages 7-9 get underway at 10:40 a.m.; and ages 10-12 commence at 11 a.m. An egg hunt for children with special needs will begin at 11:30 a.m. A downloadable map of the egg hunt areas is available at www.wakeforestnc.gov/easter-egg-hunt.aspx.
Registration is not required for the hunts, but participants should come with baskets in hand ready to fill.
Sweet treats will be available for purchase onsite.
Android and iPhone users can have a handy pocket guide to the Easter Egg Hunt in the palm of their hands by downloading the Town of Wake Forest app and using the app’s “Easter Egg Hunt” function. Offering smart phone users instant access to important details about the Easter Egg Hunt, the function features egg hunt times and information about E. Carroll Joyner Park.
IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the town’s free app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest” on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided at www.wakeforestnc.gov/app.aspx.
In the event of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt may be moved inside the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. For weather-related updates prior to the hunt, call the Town of Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569. Smart phone users who have downloaded the app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes.
Please note: The Wake Forest PRCR Department scheduled and announced March 24 as the date for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt in 2017, several months prior to the Wake County Public School System announcing it a snow make up day.
For more information about this year’s Easter Egg Hunt, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/easter-egg-hunt.aspx or contact Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources at 919-435-9560.
The Easter Egg Hunt is a Wake Forest Outdoors event. To view a complete listing of the town’s springtime events and activities, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Wake Forest Outdoors.”
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