By Amanda Amsel
As Easter approaches, the city of Reynoldsburg is inviting area residents to get in the spirit of the season by bringing their children to a few annual events.
The Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Breakfast with the Bunny from 9-11 a.m. on April 19 at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive in Reynoldsburg.
“This is the third year we have had this event and it is always a huge success,” said Donna Bauman, superintendent for the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department. “We usually attract between 100 and 150 people each year.”
This pre-registration only event is open to both Reynoldsburg and non-Reynoldsburg residents. The cost to attend is $5 per family member for Reynoldsburg residents and $7 per family member for non-Reynoldsburg residents.
“There will be a variety of activities going on and kids can also get their pictures with the Easter Bunny,” said Michelle Brennan, administrative assistance for the Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department.
Some of the activities at the event include egg coloring and a craft activity that is still being determined. Parents can bring their own camera and take pictures of their kids with the Easter Bunny.
For breakfast attendees will dine on pancakes, sausage, mixed fruit and milk and juice.
“After breakfast at exactly 11:30 a.m .the Reynoldsburg Easter Egg Hunt will begin,” Bauman said. “We encourage parents to bring their kids early because the hunt goes really quick and is usually over in five minutes.”
Put on by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Reynoldsburg Post 9473, the egg hunt has been taking place for 30 years.
“There are over 2,000 eggs hidden,” Bauman said. “Inside the eggs kids will find prizes like candy and money.”
The egg hunt takes place in the grassy field behind the senior center and is for kids age 10 and younger.
“We section off areas for certain age groups, so a 3-year-old is not competing with an 8-year-old for eggs,” Bauman said. “Kids up to 3-years-old can also get help from their parents when searching for eggs, but older kids cannot get any help.”
There is no pre-registration for the Reynoldsburg Easter Egg Hunt, but organizers stress parents get their kids there early or exactly on-time.
“There are several hundreds of people who come to this, so we have to start on-time,” Bauman said. “This is a fun activity for children, so come out and meet some of our staff and enjoy the day with us.”
To pre-register for Breakfast with the Bunny or for information on the Reynoldsburg Easter Egg Hunt, visit http://www.ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us/departments/parks-and-recreation.aspx.