JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown’s park, recreation and conservation department announced Thursday they will hold their 72nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park.
The event, which is free for the public, will be held in the upper level of Allen Park Saturday, April 20th at 10:30 a.m.
The area will be divided into three separate age groups: children 9 to 12 years of age, children 5 to 8 years of age and children 4 and under.
More than 3,000 eggs filled with candy will be “hidden” in the Hunt area. In addition, 33 toy prize eggs and two Gold and two Silver eggs will be hidden.
The two Gold egg prizes will be bicycles donated by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The two Silver egg prizes are gift cards that are being donated by Roberta Hess in Memory of Mark Hess.
The Child Advocacy Program is donating three stuffed animals to be given away as prizes as well. The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck to kick off the event.
Others assisting in the sponsorship of the Hunt include the Allen Park Women’s Club, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jamestown Bowling Company, McDonald’s, and Media One Group. Girl Scout Troop 20029 helped fill all 3,000 eggs with candy.
All children 12 years of age and under are invited to attend.
City officials said if the weather deteriorates the event will be moved to the Allen Park Ice Rink.
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 483-7523.