10,000 eggs will be scattered on Courthouse Lawn for egg hunt on Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 April 2023 at 11:39 am

Albion businesses also doing Easter Hop with 29 spots

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Easter Bunny hugs Joshua Bennett, 4, of Albion while his mother Jamie Bennett gets a photo after the egg hunt on April 9, 2022. There were 3,000 eggs last year at the event, and will more than triple that on Saturday.

ALBION – It will be a big Easter egg hunt on Saturday on the Courthouse lawn with 10,000 plastic eggs with treats inside scattered about the property.

The Royal Body Shop Outreach Ministries is planning the event after last year’s debut hunt with 3,000 eggs, including nine golden eggs with tickets for bigger prizes, such as bicycles and scooters. The golden eggs will be back on Saturday.

The Masonic Lodge also will be serving free hot dogs and French fries. Last year the Masons served up 500 hot dogs and 600 orders of French fries.

“We just want to love on the children of the community,” said Pastor Al Wilson of the Royal Body Shop.

There will also be 600 baskets available for free for kids when they go hunting for the eggs.

The egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. and will be in three different age groups: 1 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 to 14.

There will be food served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wilson also reached out to a barber, Mr. FineLines, who will be giving haircuts for free from noon to 3 p.m.

There also will be face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Saturday also will be the Easter Hop with 29 Albion businesses and organizations offering treats.

The Easter Hop runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The North Point Chapel donated 288 baskets. The hop starts at either Toys n Kandy, Pretty Sweet Bakery, and Bloom’s Flower Shop. They will provide a basket and map of the locations which include the downtown, Arnold Gregory Office Building, and spots on Route 31 and spots on South Main Street. The Easter Bunny will be at the Wild Flour Deli & Bakery.

The hop is coordinated by Dan Conrad, owner of Toyz n Kandy, and Heidi Peterson, an employee at The Coffee Joint.