Salvation Army is new sponsor of egg hunt in Huntington; event is March 30

Brock Tucker of the Huntington Jaycees (right) donates eggs, an Easter Bunny costume and $300 to the Huntington Salvation Army for the Community Easter Egg Hunt in Huntington. The donation is received by Captain Barbara McCauley of the Salvation Army. Photo provided.

The Huntington Jaycees have handed over responsibility for the Easter egg hunt in Huntington to The Salvation Army this year.

The Huntington Jaycees have decided to close the local chapter due to low enrollment and have donated all eggs and costumes to The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army says egg hunters and their parents should see no big differences in the event this year.
The structure and rules will be the same as the last few years.

They are as follows:

• The Easter egg hunt will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 30, at Memorial Park.

• The Easter Bunny will be at the event until noon.

• The hunt will begin as children ages 3 or younger have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

• As children visit with the Easter Bunny, they will receive a plush toy and eggs.

• The remaining age groups will follow with 15-minute intervals: 4-6 year olds at 11:15 a.m.; 7-9 year olds at 11:30 a.m.; and 10-12 year olds at 11:45 a.m.

• No parent is allowed on any egg hunting course. Children may enter the hunting ground only when they are given the official go ahead. No touching, hitting or tripping will be tolerated.

• If rules are broken the child will be asked to leave and all prizes and eggs will be forfeited.

• All prizes must be picked up by noon or they will be forfeited.

• Eggs should be emptied and returned to the Salvation Army for re-use. There will be barrels placed throughout the grounds for egg return.

• This event is free and open to the public.