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City to Host Flashlight & Eggnormous Egg Hunts

Post Date:03/01/2019 2:20 PM

The City of North Port will be offering its two free signature egg hunt events in April for local families.

On April 12, 2019 the City will host a Flashlight Egg Hunt for families with children ages 6 to 11. The event will take place at 8:30 p.m., once the sun has set, on the City Center Front Green, 4970 City Hall Blvd. Children are encouraged to bring a flashlight and a basket to fill. 15,000 Glow in the Dark eggs will be hidden in hay throughout City Center Front Green. Egg hunters will be divided into three age groups; 6-7 years old, 8-9 years old, and 10-11 years old.  The City would like to thank our in-kind sponsor for this event, Awaken Church for helping make this event possible.

The following morning, on April 13, 2019, the City will host its signature Eggnormous Egg Hunt for families with children ages 3 to 9. The egg hunt will take place at 10:00 a.m. on City Center Front Green, 4970 City Hall Blvd. Children are encouraged to bring their own baskets to gather as many of the 25,000 eggs that they can. The City would like to thank our Bronze Sponsor for this event, American Irrigation, and our in-kind sponsors Awaken Church and Deep Creek Community Church.

At both Egg Hunt events, children who find an egg with a special ticket inside can redeem it on-site for an extra special basket from the Easter Bunny!

 “My favorite part of our Egg Hunts is getting to watch the excitement of all the families as they open their baskets of eggs,” said Recreation Program Supervisor, Theresa Scully. “The kids pop open the eggs as fast as they can to see what kind of candy and toys they won and to see if they picked up a golden ticket to win an Easter Basket. You can just feel their joy.”

During the Eggnormous Egg Hunt, egg hunters will be divided into three age groups; 3-4 years old, 5-6 years old, and 7-9 years old. As part of this event and in conjunction with Deep Creek Community Church, the City will also offer an Adaptive Egg Hunt section for children with special needs and their families. The Adaptive Egg Hunt will include sensory eggs and other accommodations to ensure eggs are easily found and reachable. This will allow egg hunters to search at a pace they are comfortable with.

Community Involvement and Sponsorships

Want to help a kid’s face light up with joy? Consider donating a prize basket for this event. Parks & Recreation will be accepting community donations of pre-filled Easter Egg Baskets for these events through April 5, 2019. If you’re interested in donating, please drop baskets off anytime the George Mullen Activity Center, 1602 Kramer Way.

For more information about these events, contact Program Coordinator Samantha Cremen at (941) 240-8122 or  
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