The Noblesville Parks & Recreation Dept. and Hare Chevrolet will host its annual free community Easter egg hunt Saturday at Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville. Residents are invited to come and join the fun and egg-citement of hanging out with the Easter Bunny and finding eggs loaded with surprises.
Recreation Director Susie Davis said coordinators are preparing 10,000 eggs for the event.
“Normally we plan for 1,500 kids,” she said.
Davis said there will be four age groups – newborns to 2-year-olds, 3- and 4-year-olds, 5- and 6-year-olds and 7- to 10-year-olds. The youngest age group is the only one permitted to have parents assist their children.
Saturday morning’s activities will begin at 10 a.m. with a disc jockey, airbrush tattoo artist and bounce house. Children will begin lining up for the egg hunt at 10:50 a.m. and the mad dash for eggs starts at 11 a.m. Davis said this year’s event has been moved to the grassy area between Shelters No. 2, 3 and 5. Residents are encouraged to park at the Forest Park Pool and baseball field parking lot.
While department programming takes place year-round, Davis said the egg hunt is like the opening of the season. It also marks the official opening of the park’s carousel.
“It’s a salute to spring for us,” said Davis. “It brings a lot of people to the park who wouldn’t think of spending a day here.”
The Sunrisers Kiwanis Club will also be hosting a pancake breakfast in conjunction with the community Easter egg hunt. The breakfast is located at the Forest Park Inn and will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The menu will consist of pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. Cost is $5 per person with all proceeds helping one of the charities, which the Sunrisers Kiwanis Club supports.