Washington County Easter activities roundup

From staff reports

Multiple Easter events are planned for this weekend and next in Washington County.

“We wanted to get our hunt in before next weekend so in case the kids can’t make it to one on actual Easter, they still get to hunt for eggs,” said Betty Martin as she prepared for the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department’s hunt.

The department is hosting a free hunt for the community at Lawrence Elementary School on Ohio 26 Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m.

“And then we’ll have an obstacle course and games for the kids, too,” she said. “Then we’re hosting a fish fry at the firehouse afterwards.”

The fish and ham dinner begin at 5 p.m. at the firehouse; cost for adults is $7 and for children under 12, it’s $4.

“This is our first year of doing it,” Martin explained. “We decided as a department that we wanted to be more involved in the community and especially with the kids.”

Then next weekend different entities are hosting egg hunts, church services and bike giveaways throughout both Saturday and Sunday.

• The Washington County Fish and Game Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. April 20 at the Clubhouse in Whipple. Age groups are 1-12 and grandparents. The event is for members only.

• The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department annual Easter egg hunt will be at 1 p.m. April 21 at the fire house on Oak Grove Lane.

• Parr Hill Community Church in Beavertown will host an Easter egg hunt at 8 a.m. April 21. Sunrise service with regular church service will follow.

• Hope Bible Church will host the Easter “Egg”stravaganza on April 21 featuring a community BBQ, Easter egg hunt with more than 1,000 candy-filled eggs and free stuffed animals (while supplies last) for children under 10. Activities are free and open to the public. Events will take place at 251 Sandhill Road and the BBQ will be held across the road at Marietta Township Park and Recreation Center. For rides, call Dakota at 740-336-9046.

• The Beverly Lions Club and Muskingum Valley Leo Club will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at noon April 20 at Dodge Park in Beverly. The event is for children in preschool through fourth grade. Guests are asked to bring their own baskets. For more information, call 740-984-4414.

• The Reno Lions Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Marietta Township Park and Recreation Center at 260 Sandhill Road at 11 a.m. April 20 for children up to 12 years old.

• The Pathway Community Church Easter Egg Drop will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 21 at Marietta Middle School following the 10 a.m. Easter service. A helicopter will drop more than 10,000 candy-filled eggs for each age group and there will be both a girl’s and boy’s bike giveaway. Check-in will be at 9:30 a.m. To register, visit pathwaymarietta.com/events.