Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 4

Huntington Jaycees members (from left) Melissa McElhaney and Diane Pinkerton get some help from Jessica Molitor on Monday, March 23, as they stuff plastic eggs with candy for use in the Jaycees’ April 4 Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington Jaycees will stage their 65th Easter Egg Hunt this spring, filling Memorial Park with candy-filled eggs to be found by children through age 10.

The hunt will be held April 4, with a rain date of April 11. Mayor Steve Updike will start the hunt at 10 a.m.

Children through age 2 will hunt for eggs scattered throughout the tennis courts, while children ages 3 through 6 will find eggs on the new parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts. Children ages 7-10 will be stationed in the playground area.

Jaycees have prepared 8,000 candy-filled Easter eggs with the help of residents of Horace Mann Apartments, the LaFontaine Center and the Huntington Yellow Retirement Community.

The Easter Egg Hunt was the first project sponsored by the Huntington Jaycees when the organization began 65 years ago, member Reggie Molitor says, and the Jaycees have sponsored the hunt every year since then.