Family Centers and 4H Partner to Sponsor Egg Hunts

Easter is upon us and the Family Centers of Door County, a United Way of Door County Funded Partner, is providing Easter Egg Hunt activities in both the northern and southern parts of the county. There is no cost to attend either event.

As far north as you can go, on Washington Island, activities are being held after Easter due to the spring break vacation. Youth ages 13 and older will have a Scavenger Egg Hunt led by Hervy Hodges on Friday, March 28 from 8:30 – 10:30 pm and children 12 and under will participate in an Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 29 from 2 – 4 pm.

Southern Door residents look forward each year to the annual Easter Egg Hunt held at the Forestville Town Hall in Maplewood. The event, a project of the Southern Door Leaders 4-H Club and the Family Centers of Door County, began in 2003 when the Family Centers organization partnered with the Bay Leaders 4-H to conduct a yearly Easter Egg Hunt to be held in the southern part of the county at no cost to the participants. This year’s event in Maplewood on March 22 will mark the sixth annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The 4-H Club will have logged 2,400 volunteer hours over the six-year span and is responsible for planning meetings, purchasing candy and prizes, filling and hiding over 2,200 plastic eggs, set up, clean up, and running things the day of the event. The club holds fundraising events throughout the year in order to raise the money needed to purchase the items needed. This event would not be possible were it not for the dedication and commitment by the 4-H adult leaders, youth members and their parents.

• Southern Door Annual Easter Egg Hunt is held Easter Weekend at the Forestville Town Hall in Maplewood on Saturday, March 22. Registration is at 9:30 am with the hunt to follow at 10:00 am.

• Washington Island Egg Hunts are taking place the weekend after Easter for teens on Friday, March 28 from 8:30 – 10:30 am and for children 12 and under on Saturday, March 29 from 2 – 4 pm.

Children should bring a container to collect their eggs.