Children greet the Easter bunny Saturday with hugs at Bloch park during Selma's first annual Easter Egg Hunt. (Sarah Robinson | Times-Journal)
Children greet the Easter bunny Saturday with hugs at Bloch park during Selma's first annual Easter Egg Hunt. (Sarah Robinson | Times-Journal)

Easter egg hunts pop up all over area

Published 7:26pm Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Dallas County community celebrated Easter with multiple Easter Egg Hunts Saturday.

The City of Selma, Orrville and Yeargan Farms all saw children seek out Easter Eggs and the prizes that might have been inside. While the hunts were conducted separately, they were all held with the same goal to give the children in the area a chance to experience some Easter Fun.

“We need something for the kids to enjoy,” Pettway’s Party Shop owner Leslie Pettway said. Pettway’s Party Shop partnered with the City of Selma in organizing the city’s event at Bloch Park. “They’re having fun, so that’s a good thing.”

Selma resident Lakeshia Harrison, who attended Selma’s Easter egg hunt, said she was happy to have a great place to take her 1-year-old child for her first egg hunt.

“I’m trying to get her out of the house and let her find her some eggs,” Harrison said.

Jarlicia Watters, 9, said she was excited about the first Easter egg hunt in Orrville.

Watters, who said she had plenty of experiencing hunting eggs, said she her favorite things about Easter eggs hunts is finding money inside of the eggs.

“I want to find the golden egg,” Watters said.

Elkdale Baptist Church Pastor Cory Horton said because Yeargan Farms was so willing to share their property, the church opened up their egg hunt to the entire community.

“We know that we could get more kids involved in a place like this,” Horton said.

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