Easter Egg Hunt on Westside April 3
Old Colorado City merchants group plans festivities for kids 1-8

       An Easter Egg Hunt for young Westside kids is being organized by the Old Colorado City Associates (OCCA) for Saturday, April 3 at Bancroft Park.
       The event, starting at 12:30 p.m., will feature a hunt involving toys, candy and prizes, as well as face-painting, balloon twisting and a visit from the Easter Bunny. People will gather under the park pavillion (in the center of the park) until it's time for the hunt.
       “We wanted to say thank you to our Westside neighbors,” said Nancy Stovall, president of OCCA, the merchants association for Old Colorado City. “Sometimes it's hard for a residential area to live next to a commercial area. So we do what we can to support them, too.”
       Ages 1 through 8 are welcome to join the hunt with their parents and families. The age limit is to make sure the little ones don't get overwhelmed.
       “Lynda Dunne (event coordinator) and I will hide the eggs with our husbands and anybody we can get to help,” Stovall said. “We'll have eggs in the grass, trees and bushes in the park.”
       The eggs will be plastic, containing candy, toys and - in a few special eggs - prize notifications. “Some of the eggs will have a merchant's name inside. So they can go to that store and get a prize.”
       Up to 300 people are expected to come to the annual event.
       In case of bad weather, people should call 475-0955 to be sure the event is on. But Stovall said it would take really bad weather (more than just a few rain or snow drops) to cancel it.
       No alternate date has been scheduled.

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