The Times West Virginian

March 22, 2013

Farmington Easter egg hunt to be held Saturday

By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Easter is just around the corner, and one community is starting to celebrate with an Easter egg hunt.

The Town of Farmington is holding its third annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday.

“The event starts at 11 a.m.,” Farmington Mayor Donna Costello said.

Costello said the Farmington Town Council, Farmington Volunteer Fire Department and members of the Farmington Homecoming Inc. (FHI) are helping put on the event. It will be held at the fire hall in Farmington.

During the celebration there will be different activities for kids up to age 12, including designing the best Easter package, an egg drop and jelly bean guessing contest. Kids can also get pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.

“They will drop their eggs from a ladder truck from the fire department,” Costello said. “And the jelly bean contest, people guess how many jelly beans are in the jar.”

The Easter egg hunt will take place across the street in the yard of Mary Manchin.

“Mary Manchin is kind enough to let us use her yard for the hunt,” Costello.

For the Easter egg hunt, there will be three different age groups set up. Ages 0-3, ages 4-7, and ages 8-12.

“We will hide eggs in the three ages groups,” Costello said. “Then we will hide special eggs where they may find a DVD or a bottle of bubbles, something different, then we have treat bags for all the kids.”


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