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Holly Point Easter: egg hunt, animals, and more

This Saturday at
Holly Point Nature Park

The Annual Holly Point Nature Park Easter Egg Hunt will be this Saturday, April 11, at the park in Deltaville.

The park will open to children at 1 p.m. for a craft class, followed by the Easter Bonnet Parade. The Easter egg hunt will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.

Also featured will be the mini horses from the Wonder Horse Farm and bunnies and baby goats from Turtle Island Animal Shelter for all to enjoy. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to take photos of their children with the animals.

This year we have an apprentice rabbit and “she” will be hopping around the park, giving out candy and all sorts of details on the origin of the Easter Bunny. “Come with your questions, see if you can “stump the bunny,” said an event spokesperson.

Ms. Carol is all set for Carrot Class, which will start at 1 p.m. in the classroom at the Deltaville Maritime Museum next to the nature park.

The Gardenerds have the park all spiffed up with the help of Bill Cawther, who has helped them mulch the gardens.

There will be separate areas for the children to find eggs—age 3 and under will be in the children’s garden; ages 4-6 will be out back; and ages 7 and over will be in the woods along the edges of “Bubba,” the wildflower garden. Look for signs.

The Easter Bonnet Parade is open to everyone. Gift certificates from Easy Livin’ Casual Furniture, Wilton Cottage, Moo’s Sweet Shoppe, J&W Seafood and Henley’s will be presented to the parade winners. There are even prizes for men.

“We would like to thank the following businesses and people that helped out stuffing plastic eggs, donating candy and eggs and sent in money to help defray expenses,” said the spokesperson. “They are Jeff, Marty Hawksworth, Revere Gas & Appliance, Christy Phillips, Warren and Chris Morrell, Lynn and Donald Burnett, Andy Paterson and Nancy Muldowney.

If the weather should be uncooperative, there is a contingency plan—craft class will still go on as scheduled; bonnets be judged; and the candy will be dispensed. Check the clouds, if it is clear between 11 a.m. and noon, event officials will hide the eggs in the gardens and woods.

For more information, call Sharon at 776-0624 or Lynn at 776-0727.

posted 04.08.2009

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