by Morinville News Staff
Local children will have the opportunity to take part in a Morinville tradition next weekend – the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Morinville Historical and Cultural Society are once again organizing and running the event at the Ray McDonald Sports Center. The event runs Apr. 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the actual Easter Egg Hunt portion running 11 a.m. until noon or when all the goodies run out.
Organizer Murray Knight said they have about 58,000 grams of eggs, enough to provide about 30 candy eggs for a large number of children. Knight said about 990 bags of eggs are being bagged for the event.
“Involvement of the community is a big priority; young families are our future,” Knight said of the society’s involvement in taking over the event from the Ag Society. “It’s an event for us at the Historical and Cultural Society to involve our youth so they [families] can say this is a pretty good place to live.”
The event is open to children 2 to 12 and children will be limited to three bags each. The hunt will take place outdoors with younger children hunting inside the outdoor rink, older children around the arena grounds. Other activities include face painting and a visit from Ralph the Rabbit.