Annual Easter Egg Hunt is back in Harrisburg

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
The annual Easter Egg Hunt in the village of Harrisburg has been revived. On March 27, children throughout the community and neighboring region descended upon School Street to participate in an egg hunt whose mission was solely to bring smiles to their faces. In the past, the local VFW Post had hosted the event but it will now be organized by the United Methodist Church. Pastor Angie Taylor said when village officials gave their blessing for the church to host the egg hunt, she was thrilled to be given the opportunity but also full of nerves. “I wasn’t sure if people would come out because of the pandemic,” she said. But come out they did, much to the delight of Taylor, the church’s women’s group who filled the eggs with candy, and the community at large. “It was so great to be able to watch as my grandson participated in his first Easter Egg Hunt,” said Bobbi Powell, of Columbus. Here, 2-year-old Holden Powell celebrates as he collects eggs that were decorating the playground area.
Siblings Avery and Carter Johnson were able to get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny (aka Pat Holt) before the egg hunting festivities began. Their mother said it was the first time the siblings from Grove City have been able to participate in a public egg hunt.
Grove City resident Riley Wilkins, 5, proudly displays his basket of found goods. He estimated he collected “about 2,000 eggs” during his age group’s hunt.
Some children, like 11-year-old Kiley Johnson, put on their more formal wear for the hunt.
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  1. Harrisburg UMC would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed the beautiful day with us. We loved every minute of it and we hope to see you back next year. Thanks for making the day so memorable and full of smiles.


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