Area hopping with Easter Egg hunts

Several Easter Egg hunts are scheduled for this weekend around the area.

In Belpre, a community Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Belpre Church of Christ, 2932 Washington Blvd. in Belpre.

The event is open to the community and is for children up to age 12. There will be egg hunts, games, crafts and lunch. For more information, contact the church at 740-423-7021. In the event of rain, activities will be inside the church building.

In Newport, Newport Baptist Church will be hold a community Easter Egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church on Green Street. There will also be games, prizes and snacks.

Tunnel United Methodist Church is hosting an egg hunt at Warren Township’s Inman-Liberty Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants should meet in the park to be divided into four groups: toddlers; preschoolers; kindergarteners to second graders and third to sixth graders. Refreshments and activities will follow in the Multi-Purpose Building of Tunnel United Methodist Church. The egg hunt will be inside this building if the weather is poor. For more information, contact 740-374-8685.

Parr Hill Community Church, in Beavertown, is having an egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. The public is invited.

The Reno Lions Club will hold an egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Marietta Township and Recreation Center on Sandhill Road. The egg hunt is for children up to age 12, and prizes will be awarded. For information, call Jan Arnold at 740-376-7431.

The club has been hosting its annual Easter egg hunt for more than 15 years, Arnold said.

“It’s just something we like to do for the community,” she said.

They are expecting 200 to 300 people to join in the hunt, and are giving away both candy and cash prizes to lucky winners.

The Beverly Lions Club and Muskingum Valley Leo Club is hosting an egg hunt at noon Saturday at Dodge Park in Beverly. The hunt is for children preschool through fourth grade. Participants need to bring their own baskets.

The Beverly Lions Club has been organizing the Beverly Easter Egg Hunt for the past five years, according to Kay Shreve. She said they have bagged candy for up to 200 children.

“The signal to commence is when the Catholic church bells ring at noon,” she said.

The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department is organizing an egg hunt at the Oak Grove Recreation Center and fire station at 1 p.m. Sunday. The egg hunt is for Oak Grove residents and West Muskingum Township children through age 12.

The Washington County Fish and Game Club is hosting an egg hunt at the clubhouse in Whipple at 2 p.m. Sunday. Age groups are 1 to 12 and grandparents. The event is for club members only.

In Marietta, North Hills Baptist Church will host a community Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church at 108 Stonecrest Drive.

The event is for children up to 12 years old. For more information, contact 740-373-9816 or visit northhillsbaptistchurch.org.