Many Easter activities are now drive-throughs

(Posted March 17, 2021)

Communities around Madison County are holding a variety of Easter activities over the next couple of weekends. Most of the events have shifted from traditional egg hunts to drive-throughs featuring goodie bags.

  • London Kiwanis Club drive-through and food drive

The Kiwanis Club of London is holding its annual egg hunt as a drive-through event this year. Club members will pass out free bags of Reese’s peanut butter eggs from 10 to 11 a.m. March 27 in the London High School parking lot. Each child in the car will receive one bag of goodies. This is a first come, first served setup. The Easter Bunny might make an appearance.

The event also includes a food drive. Club members will collect canned and non-perishable food items to donate to HELP House. Donations are not required to participate in the egg drive-through.

  • The Easter bunny plans to make an appearance at West Jefferson’s Easter event.

    West Jefferson drive-through

West Jefferson’s parks and recreation department is hosting an Easter event on March 27 (rain date April 3) at Converse Park/Jack “Rock” McDowell Athletic Complex located at the end of Converse Avenue.

It will be set up as a drive-through with stations at which participants will get out of their cars to pick up bags of goodies. The Easter bunny will be on hand to say “hi.”

Two drive-through times are planned. The first is at 9:30 a.m. and is reserved for children with special needs and their families. Registration is required for this time slot. A registration link can be found on Facebook at “Village of West Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department.”

The second drive-through time is at noon and is open to the community. Registration is not necessary for this time slot.

For information on how to register for the special needs drive-through or for details about any other part of the event, contact Shelton Stanley at (614) 307-6543.

  • Plain City egg hunt

The village of Plain City and Vineyard Church of Plain City will host an egg hunt at noon on March 27 at Pastime Park. The rain date is April 3. Participants are asked to wear masks.

  • Mount Sterling drive-through

The Mount Sterling Community Center will not host its traditional Easter egg hunt this year. Instead, the center is holding a socially distanced, drive-through event.

From 10 a.m. to noon on April 3, the center will hand out bags of eggs filled with goodies and other treats for children up to 11 years old. The bags will be handed out at the cars. The event will take place rain or shine. The Easter Bunny might make an appearance.

Pre-registration is required. Send email to Social distancing, masking and frequent sanitizing will be in effect. The center is located at 164 E. Main St. For details, call (740) 869-2453.

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