Photos by Tony Jones
This Saturday, two different Easter egg hunts will take place at local parks.
One of the egg hunts will take place at Keehner Park in West Chester, while the other will take place at Liberty Park in Liberty Township.
Prior to this week, the annual Helicopter Egg Drop (photos above) at The River Church in Liberty Township took place March 24 and the Passage Church in West Chester put together an egg hunt at the Fort Liberty Playground last Saturday, March 31.
West Chester Township egg hunt - The West Chester Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Keehner Park. The West Chester Fire Department and the Tylersville Road Kroger are presenting this year’s egg hunt. Children will be organized into different age groups and are asked to bring a bag or basket to collect eggs. Last year, participants hunted for candy-filled eggs as well as a special golden egg that contained a savings bond. The egg hunt will take place in the Keehner Park tennis court area. Keehner Park is located at 7211 Barrett Road.
Liberty Township egg hunt – Like West Chester, the Liberty Township Easter egg hunt will take place Saturday. The Liberty Township event will begin at 10 a.m. at Liberty Park, 6757 Yankee Road. The egg hunt will be broken down into four age groups (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8). Each group will hunt for about 5-to-10 minutes before set up begins for the next group. The order will go from youngest to oldest. The first egg hunt will start at 10 a.m. and the last egg hunt is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Children may bring a basket, bag or other contained to collect the eggs. The Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures from 10 a.m. to noon in the first picnic shelter. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera. In case of inclement weather, the hunt will move inside to the Lakota YMCA.