JAMESTOWN – Due to adverse forecasted weather conditions, the City of Jamestown’s 72nd annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held inside the Allen Park Ice Rink.
City officials announced the location change Thursday afternoon. The hunt will take place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Children will be allowed into the hunt one age group at a time. Once a group has found all the eggs hidden for their hunt, volunteers will hide the eggs for the next group.
The first age group allowed in will be children 4 and under, followed by children ages 5 to 8 years, and finally children 9 to 12 years of age.
Over 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 3 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, Media One Group, and the Morton Club. Girl Scout Troop 20029 helped fill all 3,000 eggs with candy. Frewsburg Soccer Club donated over 200 eggs filled with candy as well.
All children 12 years of age and under are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 483-7523.