Maritime park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt
by Bill Powell
Hippity, Hoppity . . . Easter’s on its way to the Deltaville Maritime Museum.
The maritime park’s 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19. The park opens at 1 p.m. and the hunt begins promptly at 2 p.m. The public is invited to join in all the fun plus get a “sneak peek” at the new museum and evolving parks and gardens.
The Zoar Baptist Church’s Women’s Group will have games and crafts for the children starting at 1 p.m. The horn for the egg hunt will be blown at exactly 2 p.m., so be there early! The “hunters” always whirl through their areas in record time.
Hayrides begin immediately after the egg hunt by “Farmer Larry” Dean, and his trusty-rusty 8n Ford “Bunny” tractor pulling the museum’s haywagon. Charlie the Rabbit will be on hand, and, this year we have added Treasured Memories Photography by Sharon Lewis, to take photos of the kids with Charlie.
For the hunt we will again divide the children into age groups and have three different hunt areas for the different ages through 10 years old. The hunt will be divided into these 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.
Please remember that your children will need to stop at the registration table to receive a sticker, which will be used for both a head count and hunt area assignments. The cut-off age for egg hunting is 10.
EVB has graciously offered to have baskets available in their banks for public donations of candy or money to help support the Easter Egg Hunt. Donation boxes are in place at the EVB Bank branches in Deltaville, Hartfield and Urbanna. Remember that your candy choice should be the individually-wrapped type. Candy donations may also be dropped off at the museum office.
To date, this year’s egg stuffers are: Lauren Berry, Ann Padgett, Cathy Newcomb, Stephanie Henley, Marie and Elizabeth Wilding, and Sharon Paterson. Your name could be right here.
Volunteers to work the egg hunt are surely needed—a short time commitment, but very necessary. Anyone who would like to help with stuffing and hiding the eggs, please call the museum office at 776-7200.