Gillette Castle FREE Easter Egg Hunt - East Haddam

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  • Gillette Castle FREE Easter Egg Hunt

    Date: April 16, 2011
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Gillette Castle State Park

    Kids of all sizes will have fun at the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of Gillette Castle State Park on Saturday, April 16, a week before Easter Sunday. Participants are urged to arrive early to ensure parking and participation.

    The hunt, sponsored by the Friends of Gillette Castle State Park, will begin at 12:15 p.m. promptly, rain or shine, and the kids will be divided into three age groups -- 0-3, 4 to 7, and 8 to 11.

    Then, they’ll be guided into the “wild” with their baskets and bags in search of the Easter Bunny’s treasures -- candies and small prizes cunningly packed into plastic eggs by Friends volunteers a couple of days beforehand, and cleverly hidden on that morning (in not-too-difficult places) in the nooks and crannies of the park’s trees, shrubs, and walls.

    At least one of the eggs in each age group will contain “gold stars” for special awards.
    There is no admission charge and the hunt will continue until no more eggs are out there to be found...which won’t be long! Informal raffles, snacks and goodies, pine-cone bird-feeder preparation, and a guest appearance of Smokey Bear will keep egg-hunters active. The hunt day officially ends at 1:30 p.m.

    Adults are asked to bring along a basket for their own kids to use, and to have a good time looking on!

    For more information, call Friends President, Melissa Ziobron at 860.873.1153.