Hunting ‘egg-citement’ starts with events this Saturday

SUSSEX COUNTY — Egg hunts and other fun-filled activities dot the events’ calendar this Saturday and March 31 in Sussex County.

Egg hunts are scheduled in Georgetown, Dagsboro and Selbyville March 24.

Events the following Saturday, March 31, are scheduled in Millsboro and Frankford.

Saturday, March 24

Georgetown

Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Mulligan’s Pointe, will hold the its annual Easter Egg Hunt for its 18th year.

The family-friendly event at Mulligan’s Pointe (formerly Sussex Pines Country Club on Sussex Pines Road) will feature games, face painting, a moon bounce and more than 5,000 eggs filled with candy and special prizes.

The cost for entry to all games, face painting, moon bounce and more will be $5 per child.

The Easter Egg Hunt is free, with three age divisions: ages 3–5; 6–9; and 10–12. The egg hunt will begin promptly at noon. Children and parents are reminded to bring baskets.

New this year is a “Breakfast with the Bunny” — a buffet breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the Easter Bunny available for pictures. Breakfast cost is $9.99 for adults, $4.99 for children aged 3–10, with children two and under free.

Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling 856-2318 or emailing events@mulliganspointe.com.

Dagsboro

The town of Dagsboro and First Choice Services are teaming up to present the 1st annual Dagsboro Easter Egg Hunt. It will be held at the old Dagsboro Fire Hall on Waples Street starting at 10 a.m.

Age categories are 1–3; 4–6; 7–9; 10–12. Each section will have 400 eggs stuffed with candy and prizes. Other attractions include fire trucks and police cars and much more.

Selbyville

Selbyville’s community egg hunt runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Selbyville Fire Hall with activities that include fire truck rides, face painting, tech table, bounce house, crafts, refreshments and pictures with Thumper.

The egg hunt is at 11 a.m. on Park Street.  More than 8,000 eggs are in the offing. Golden prize eggs are given by Texas Roadhouse, The Toy Corner, Selbyville Public Library, Midcoast Gymnastics, McDonalds, State Farm/Billy Reese, The Clayton Theater, Millsboro Lanes, Chick-fil-A/West Ocean City and World Gym.

Organizations represented: The River Church, Selbyville Fire Department, The Odyssey Church, Peninsula Community Church, Anchors Aweigh Entertainment, Selbyville Police Department, Selbyville Public Library, Salem United Methodist Church and Forge Youth & Family Academy.

March 31

Millsboro

There’s about 5,000 reasons to be egg-cited about the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Easter Egg Hunt.

Scenic Cupola Park is the “hideout” for the free, community event.

Egg hunts by age groups will begin at 11 a.m. Age groups are: ages 2–5, ages 6–8 and ages 9–12. Organizers plan to stage the three age division hunts simultaneously.

Participants in three age groups will be hunting for plastic eggs filled with candy. Some eggs have little prizes and there may be a couple eggs with special prizes.

“Nobody will go home empty-handed,” said Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce Director of Operations Carlene Roche. “We won’t let any children go home empty-handed.”

Local disc jockey/entertainer Brian K. Hall will be on hand to provide music.

Of course, the event will feature a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Organizers encourage parents, grandparents and others to bring cameras or phones for photo opportunities.

The chamber is in need of volunteers and candy donations for the event. Anyone interested can contact the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at 934-6667.

Frankford

Envision Frankford’s community effort takes center-stage March 31 at the town park starting at 1 p.m.

In addition to the Easter Bunny, there will be fun games, crafts and Easter egg hunts. Starting times for egg hunts by age group are: 1:15 p.m.- teens and those with special needs; 1:30 p.m. – ages 0–2; 1:50 p.m. – ages 3-5; 2:10 p.m. – ages 6–8; 2:30 p.m. – ages 9–12.

Prizes will be awarded for special eggs.

Hocker’s, Rita’s, Hay Wagon Produce and the Southeast Readiness Team will all be on hand.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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