Junior Auxiliary will be holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19, at Hickory Creek Elementary. The search begins at 10 a.m.
The event, called Hopping Into Health, is a community service project by group members and is offered free to children from birth to 10 years old.
“Hopping into Health is by far our most popular service project,” said Junior Auxiliary member Paige Chastain. “Last year we had close to 100 children and their families attend. This year we hope to have even more families.”
Group members are busy filling over 1,000 eggs with candy. Some of the eggs will not have candy. Instead, they will have tickets that will allow the child to pick from a group of prizes. The prizes are items promoting physical and outdoor activity, such as bikes, games and sports equipment.
During the event, children can have fun while they reap the rewards of Junior Auxiliary’s hard work.
“The ladies of the Junior Auxiliary work very hard to raise money throughout the year so we can hold events like this,” said Chastain. “We are fortunate to have a community that supports us and it’s nice to be able to do something for the community in return.”
There will be healthy snacks available for children. The Easter Bunny will be hopping in and will be available for pictures after the hunt.