Egg-citement' builds for Easter egg hunts

By Staff
THOUSANDS OF EGGS n Volunteers, from left, Joyce Franklin, Shea Lockley, Roz Evans and Hayley Reeves, among others, will be dying 6,000 eggs for Saturday's hunt at Lake Okatibbee. Photo by Penny Randall/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall/The Meridian Star
April 13, 2001
Get ready, get set … hunt.
Children of all ages will enjoy the thrill of hunting Easter eggs this weekend at several area events.
Collinsville Park area of Lake Okatibbee in Meridian will be the setting of a giant Easter egg hunt where children of all ages will be searching for 10,000 eggs.
The third annual event is open to the public and will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with the Easter egg hunt getting underway at noon.
The event is also special because all the money raised through activities, such as pictures with the Easter Bunny, children's games, face painting, food and drink sales, will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network. The actual egg hunt is free to children through age 12.
Central Baptist Church will also be sponsoring a hunt Saturday at the church.
Parents are asked to bring cookies or some type of dessert or snack and the church will furnish the drinks. The kids are also to bring four eggs each and their baskets. Parents are also asked to stay and not just drop off their children.
The Lake Okatibbee hunt will be separated into three age divisions, newborn to age 3, 4 to 6 years old and 7 to 12 years old.
Children in each age group will have a chance to find a grand prize egg which will win them a brand new bicycle. In addition there will also be prizes for at least 500 other children.
Penny Randall is assistant to the editor at The Meridian Star. E-mail her at