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Tri-Cities region Easter egg hunts announced

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Communities around the Tri-Cities region are getting ready for the Easter Bunny.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

Kingsport's Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & a Movie

Bring your flashlights and Easter baskets to V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex on Friday, March 22 to search for eggs filled with candy and gifts.

The hunts are divided into two age groups.

Twilight Hunt at 6:45 pm: Children ages 2 to 6 can participate in a twilight hunt with the help of their parents.

Flashlight Hunt at 8:00 pm: Children ages 7 to 12 will hunt eggs with flashlights.

Families can enjoy a showing of the movie "Hop" at 6pm.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Steele Creek

Bristol, Tennessee will host at Easter Egg Hunt at Steele Creek Park on Saturday March 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm. The event is for children ages 2 to 10 years old. Children should bring a basket to collect the 10,000 plus candy or prize filled eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. According to the city's Parks and Recreation staff that there will be lots of giveaways including bicycles, scooters, gift certificates, movie passes and more.

There's also a coloring contest. Prizes will be given for the best colored and most creative picture in age groups 4-10 years old. Color the picture offered on the Parks and Recreation website or the one you received at school or pick up a flyer at the Slater Center and color the picture on the back. Return the completed picture to the Slater Community Center. The coloring contest deadline is Monday, March 18th. Pictures may also be mailed to the Bristol Tennessee Parks and Recreation offices at 325 McDowell Street, Bristol, TN 37620. Please include your name, age, school, home address and telephone number so the city can notify you if your picture wins.

Historic Jonesborough Easter Eggstravaganza

Park & Recreation's annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Storytelling Park in Downtown Jonesborough.

The free events are open to children 12 and under. Activities will include pictures with the Easter Bunny, free food, face painting, a petting zoo as well as games and activities. Children will also have the opportunity to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes at the Touch a Truck display. The Town of Jonesborough's official equipment such as a dump truck, back hoe, fire truck, and a police car with K9 Gregger will all be on hand. The much anticipated egg hunt will be divided onto four age groups with more than 2,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes.

Following the children's egg hunt at Storytelling Park, the popular Hunt for the Golden Egg returns for its second year with real gold coins and prizes for all ages. Clue sheets will be handed out in front of the Lollipop Shop in downtown Jonesborough between 3:30 and 4 p.m.

For more information on Easter Eggstravaganza, call 423.753.1010.

Lakebridge Health Care Center Easter Egg Hunt

Lakebridge Health Care Center will hold an Easter egg hunt on Saturday March 23 from 2pm to 4pm.

There will also be games and refreshments.

Lakebridge Health Care Center is located at 115 Woodlawn Drive in Johnson City.

For more information contact the Activities Department at: 423-975-0095 ext. 308 or email: activities@lakebridgehealthcarecenter.com

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Bristol, VA City Easter Egg Hunt

The 2013 Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the City of Bristol Virginia Parks & Recreation Department will be held on Saturday, March 30 at Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Virginia.

Activities get underway at 9:30 am with Easter arcade games, Easter bonnet and hat making, and photos with the Easter Bunny.

At 10 am, an Easter Parade will usher in the official line-up for the Easter Egg Hunt at 10:10 am. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children aged two to nine years old. Prizes will be awarded at 10:20 am. Children can enjoy free cotton candy, and visit with some of their favorite larger-than-life City and organizational mascots like the Bristol Virginia Police Department Crime Dog, the Fire Department's Fire Pup, JB Parrot from the Sheriff's Office and the White Sox Ding Bat.

In the days preceding the Easter Egg Hunt, children aged four to nine years of age are invited to participate in the 2013 Easter Coloring Contest. The official coloring page has been distributed through the Bristol Virginia City Schools, and is also available for download from the City's website: bristolva.org. Completed entries should be mailed to: Coloring Contest, PO Box 16523, Bristol, VA 24209 by March 21, 2013. Prizes will be given to the top two entries in each age division.

All Easter Egg Hunt activities are free to the public, with the exception of a nominal charge for photos with the Easter Bunny.

For additional information about the City of Bristol Virginia Parks & Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt, call (276) 645-7275, or online: bristolva.org.

 

Glade Spring 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Glade Spring, Virginia's 14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on March 30th, 2013 at Dunn Memorial Park from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Organizers say the celebration will feature over 1,000 eggs filled with candy and special prizes such as Easter baskets, stuffed animals, t-shirts and savings bonds for each age group. The Easter Egg Hunt age divisions include: 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12.

In addition to an exciting Egg Hunt, there will be activities including games, face painting, inflatable fun and a hot dog lunch with chips, cookies and a soft drink.

Second-annual Easter Egg Hunt at Franklin Woods Community Hospital

THe second annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Franklin Woods Community Hospital and The Wellness Center will be held Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. on the grounds between the two facilities.

The event is free and is open to the public as well as MSHA team members.

An ambulance siren will sound to start the hunt, and the kids will swarm the area in search of 3,000 plastic eggs. There will be three different starting spots, two of them for ages 6-10 and one of them for kids age 5 and younger.

All egg hunters will receive a prize. Golden egg finders will win a special prize. Scrubs the Bear, the mascot for Niswonger Children's Hospital, will make a special appearance.

The event will happen rain or shine.

For more information on the egg hunt, call the Egg Hunt Hotline at 423-302-1120.

Hands On! Regional Museum

Tuesday, March 26th - Saturday, March 30th - Spring Has Sprung Science

Ring in spring with some fun and silly springtime science experiments. You won't believe your eyes in our growing marshmallow Peeps experiment. Then test out an EGG-cellent floating egg experiment. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day.

Friday, March 29th, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - 2nd Annual Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Head over to Hands On! for an EGG-cellent day of prehistoric family fun! Our Dinosaur Egg Hunt will include experiments, crafts, games, treats, and more! Admission to the Dinosaur Egg Hunt is FREE for members and FREE with paid admission to the museum. If you only wish to visit the Dinosaur Egg Hunt, admission to the event is $2 per person ages 3 and up, and does not include admittance to the museum. (***Please note this event contains small parts that may not suitable for children under 3 years of age.)

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

Peter's Hollow Egg Fight

The 189th annual Peter's Hollow Egg Fight is scheduled for Easter Sunday, March 31st at 1:00 pm.

The tradition began when farmers from Roan Hollow challenged the farmers from Peter's Hollow, to see whose chickens could lay the hardest eggs.

Here's how it works: you tap your egg on each side of the person's egg next to yours. You stay in the competition as long as your eggs haven't cracked.

You'll find the fight in the big field at 347 Peters Hollow Road in the Stoney Creek Community of Carter County.

 

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