Easter is this weekend and several local communities have Easter Egg Hunts and other events scheduled to take place.
The City of Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has scheduled the 70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt to take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Allen Park.
The free event will be held in the upper level of the park where the playgrounds are located. That area will then be divided into three separate age groups.
Over 3,000 eggs filled with candy will be “hidden” in the Hunt area. In addition, 36 toy prize eggs and two Gold and two Silver eggs will be hidden. The Silver and Gold egg prizes are sponsored through a donation in memoriam of Mark Hess. The Child Advocacy Program is donating 6 stuffed animals to be given away as prizes as well. The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck to kick off the event.
There is a chance for rain in the forecast, and an announcement will be made by 9 a.m., Saturday if inclement weather necessitates changing the location to inside the former Allen Park Ice Rink.
The location change announcement will be posted to the city website at www.jamestownny.net, as well as the Parks & Rec Facebook and Twitter pages.
An Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Chautauqua Mall starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Children divided into four age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. The event is part of the Autism Awareness Event coordinated by the mall and The Resource Center, which is taking place from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Village of Celoron will hold its annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday in the Lucille Ball Memorial Park. One bike will be given away in each of the four age categories.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. The Easter Bunny will arrive on a Celoron Hose Company No. 1 Fire Truck at 9:30 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10. a.m. A rain date has been scheduled for April 22.
The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is hosting its 7th Annual Easter Carnival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Safety Village, located at 2695 Rt 394 in Ashville (next to BOCES).