Niles Easter egg hunt returns

Leader file photo Children collect eggs during the Berrien County Civitan Club's Easter egg hunt in 2015.

Leader file photo
Children collect eggs during the Berrien County Civitan Club’s Easter egg hunt in 2015.

Ready. Set. Go.

Children will be off to the races this month, moving with the speed of a bunny to pick up as many eggs as possible during the Berrien County Civitan Club’s annual Easter egg hunt.

This year’s free event is scheduled to begin at noon, Saturday March 19, at Riverfront Park in Niles. Children and parents can fuel up for the festivities during an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast at the Niles Eagles Lodge from 9 to 11 a.m. the same day.

Annie Chapman, of Berrien County Civitan Club, said the Easter egg hunt attracts approximately 300 children when the weather is nice.

“It is just a really fun time,” she said.

Children ages 2 through 10 can participate. Eggs will be placed in roped-off areas and split up into four age groups: 2, 3-4, 5-7 and 8-10.

Eggs will be filled with candy or prizes, including gift certificates to area businesses. One special egg in each area will contain a ticket redeemable for $25.

The Civitan Club has been hosting the event for more than 20 years. The non-profit service organization meets at 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month at Hob Nob restaurant in Niles.

Chapman said the group is taking donations of candy, eggs and prizes for the Easter egg hunt through March 16.

Call Chapman at (269) 683-1632 to make a donation.

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