Although his hat kept him warm, it also prevented toddler Nathan Callis of York from seeing during last year’s Easter egg hunt at Kiwanis Lake.
Although his hat kept him warm, it also prevented toddler Nathan Callis of York from seeing during last year's Easter egg hunt at Kiwanis Lake. (Daily Record/Sunday News - File)
The 40 days of Lent are slowly ticking by, and Easter is on its way. To many children, this means one important thing: the Easter Bunny is coming to town.

He's been posing for pictures in the mall for weeks, but now the Easter Bunny is kicking it into high gear and hiding eggs all over the place. Sometimes, they're filled with chocolate and other times, money. One thing is for sure, the hunt is just part of the fun.

There are a number of egg hunts in the area to choose from. Here are a few:

 York's 33rd annual Easter Egg Hunt is for ages 8 and younger. The free hunt is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Kiwanis Lake, Parkway Boulevard and North Newberry Street in York. About 5,500 plastic eggs will be filled with toys and candy and hidden around the lake. Finders of special eggs will win prizes. In case of rain, the hunt will be held at 10 a.m. March 22. For details, call Sandie Walker at 849-2251 or e-mail swalker@york-
city.org.

 Dover Bethany United Methodist Church, 4510 Bull Road in Dover Township, is having an egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. The hunt is divided into the following age groups: toddlers to 2-year-olds; 3- and 4-year-olds; 5- and 6-year olds; and 7- and 9-year-olds. Participants hunt for plastic eggs containing individually wrapped pieces of candy, as well as two prize eggs for each age group. There is also be a candy scramble. Ten- to 13-year-olds can participate in a scavenger hunt, using clues to search for prizes. In case of rain, the event will be 2 p.m. Sunday.

 Kreutz Creek Presbyterian Church, 85 Old Church Lane, Hallam, will hold an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event includes crafts and games for toddlers, preschoolers and children in elementary school and is indoors if the weather is bad. There is no charge to participate, but donations of canned goods for the Wrightsville Food Pantry are accepted.

 Mason Dixon Baptist Church, 713 Campbell Road in New Freedom, holds their annual Resurrection Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday for children ages 10 and younger. The event will be held rain or shine. The resurrection story is told using Family Life Resurrection eggs, and the event includes an egg hunt, crafts and snacks.

 New Creation Community Church, 3005 Emig Mill Road in Dover Township, hosts an egg hunt Saturday. Games are 10:30 to 11 a.m., and the egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. The rain date is Sunday with games from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and the egg hunt at 1 p.m. For details, call Michelle Martini at 308-9948 or Michelle Kroft at 292-7956.

 St. Paul Lutheran Church (Hametown), 11894 Susquehanna Trail South in Shrewsbury Township, is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a craft, lunch, egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny. It is open to toddlers through elementary-school-aged children. Registration is required. Call 235-1841 or e-mail joan@stpaulhametown.org with the names and ages of the egg hunters. The event is held rain or shine.

 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2121 Roosevelt Ave. in York, is having their annual Easter Story and Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday. The story and hunt are for ages 10 and younger and is held rain or shine. For details or to register, call 764-4746 or e-mail gs_york@verizon.net.

-- MARIE ELENA CIOCCI, FLIPSIDE STAFF

If you go


WHAT: Easter egg hunt for children ages 8 and younger

 
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday

 
WHERE: Kiwanis Lake, Parkway Boulevard and North Newberry Street in York

 
COST: Free

 
FOR DETAILS: 854-1587