The Easter Bunny will come hopping down the bunny trail, Porter Road that is, making a stop at Pacana Park on Saturday, April 23.
The bunny will be a special guest at the 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Community of Hope Church.
The event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. Egg hunts will take place every 15-20 minutes for children from one year of age through fifth grade. In addition to the egg hunts, there will be games to play, bounce houses to jump in, refreshments and a petting zoo. Bring your camera since the Easter Bunny will be available for photos with the kids.
All of this is “absolutely free,” according to Community of Hope’s pastor, Rusty Akers, who added that all the fun is “open to the entire community of Maricopa.”
At last year’s event over 10,000 pieces of candy were taken away by diligent hunters. Don’t forget to bring an Easter basket, or something to put your eggs in.
Donations of non-perishable food items will also be accepted for the F.O.R. Maricopa food bank.
“The weather should be awesome, the petting zoo will be ready, the Easter Bunny has promised to be on hand, and, yes, there will be candy…let the fun begin!” said Akers.
If you go:
What: Community of Hope’s 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Pacana Park, 1900 N. Porter Road (east soccer field)
When: 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, April 23
Photo by Joyce Hollis