Oak Mountain State Park will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30. During the event, the park will raffle off these baskets. (Contributed)
Oak Mountain State Park will host its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30. During the event, the park will raffle off these baskets. (Contributed)

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State park hosting Easter Egg hunt

Published 9:33am Tuesday, March 19, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Easter Bunny will make an appearance at Oak Mountain State Park on Saturday, March 30 to hide eggs for children ages birth-6 years old.

The park’s sixth-annual Easter egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the park’s Dogwood and Lakeside pavilions off Terrace Drive, and will feature an egg hunt at 11 a.m. for kids 5 and younger and a hunt at 1 p.m. for ages 6 and older.

In addition to the egg hunts, the event will also feature face painting, hayrides, a moonwalk, a cake hop, sack races, a “guess the number of jelly beans” event, Easter basket raffles and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Each activity requires one ticket, which can be purchased at the event for $1 apiece.

The raffle baskets include items such as candy, stuffed animals and other toys, according to the state park.

Park day use fees will apply for the event, and are $3 per day for adults and are $1 for children ages 6-11 and for adults 62 and older.

OMSP also is seeking volunteers to help by hiding Easter eggs, painting faces, working the cake hop and more.

To volunteer for the event, call the park at 620-250 and ask for Emily or email Oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov. The event counts toward the Give Me Five community service program for local high school students.

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