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Easter egg hunt is Saturday in Deltaville

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

Okay, you’ve been Easter egg hunting at the park for six years now, so I’ve asked folks what’s their best strategy for hunting up that elusive, candy-filled Easter egg, waiting to be found at Holly Point Nature Park. The number one favorite method is the “squint and look for that splash of color” method. Well, whatever strategy works for you and yours, come on out and join the families and fun this Saturday, April 19, for the 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park.

The festivities and attractions begin at 1 p.m. The Zoar Baptist Church Women’s Group will have games and crafts for the children starting at 1 p.m. The starting horn for the Easter egg hunt for ages 10 and under will sound promptly at 2 p.m. Egg hunters will need to get there well before 2 p.m. in time to stop at the front table for an entry sticker. The stickers help us keep count for “hunt” planning.

The hunt is divided into 3 age groups: ages 3 and under will scour the Children’s Garden; ages 4-6 will hunt in the Tea House/Waterfront Park area; and ages 7-10 in the Wildflower Meadow.

Successful hunters will please empty and turn in their plastic eggs before they leave each of their respective areas so we can recycle. The cut-off age for egg hunting is 10.

The Holly Point’s very own “Charlie the Easter Bunny” will be cavorting around the main entrance to greet the kids. This year we have added Treasured Memories Photography by Sharon Lewis to take photos of the kids with Charlie. There will be a $5 charge for a 5-by-7 photo. A package deal also will be available.

Starting at 1 p.m., leisurely hayrides for the whole family around the Wildflower Meadow will be offered by “Farmer Larry” on the maritime park’s hay wagon pulled by the park tractor.

You’ll also enjoy a sneak preview of all the new plantings, sculptures, and the new museum building as museum volunteers and staff get ready for the momentous 2014 opening weekend, April 24-27.

There is still time to drop off your candy or monetary donations at EVB Bank’s Deltaville, Hartfield or Urbanna locations.

If you would like to help hide the eggs, or with set-up, just come at noon. If you have questions or wish to help, call event coordinator Marie Wilding at 776-9836, or the museum office at 776-7200. This is a fun event and teens are welcome to volunteer.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Turn right off Route 33 across from the Shell Station to get there. 

posted 04.16.2014

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