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Easter egg hunts affected by poor weather projections

March 29, 2013

The fifth annual Bryant Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt is still set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Alcoa 40 Park, 1110 Shobe Road, but the parks department will be watching the weather and will determine that morning whether to reschedule the event.
If the hunt is rained out, the celebration will be held next Saturday, April 6, and will be relocated to Mills Park.
Sponsored by Bryant Parks and Recreation Department, the event will feature an Easter egg hunt, face painting, bouncy houses, games, prizes and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.
All activities are free to the public.
The Bauxite Easter egg hunt that was rained out last Saturday and then rescheduled for this Saturday has been canceled because of poor weather projections.
An egg hunt for special needs children and their families will carry on, rain or shine, according to Tonya Horton, Junior Auxiliary of Saline County co-chair.
The first "Eggceptional Easter Egg Hunt" will take place at Mills Park in Bryant.
The egg hunt kicks off at 9:30 a.m., with a hunt for ages 0-3. Ages 4-7 will follow at 10 a.m. The hunt for ages 8-12 will start at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Eggs from the hunt will contain tickets that the children can trade for candy or other prize to accommodate children with special diets.
The entire idea behind the celebration is to be inclusive, so the siblings of children with special abilities are welcome to attend, Harris said.
Members of the auxiliary have met with experts to prepare themselves how to accommodate children with different types of special needs, Harris said.
Face painting and crafts for all different skill levels will be available, Harris said.
The Bryant Parks and Recreation department is donating the park for the day.
Members of Geyer Springs Baptist Church's special needs organization have volunteered their time to help with the celebration.
Children should bring their own Easter baskets. Junior Auxiliary will provide the rest of the supplies for the event, which is funded totally by the organization's own fundraising efforts, Harris said.

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