Over 2,800 Easter eggs will be hidden in Briar Creek Park waiting for local youngsters ages 10 and under to find as part of the Eighth Annual Williamsburg Community Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.
“I just got a notice from him. Yes, the Easter Bunny will be there,” noted Williamsburg Main Street Manager Nannie Hays. “Come on out and have a good time. Hopefully, it will be a pretty day and there won’t be any rain. Get your picture made with the Easter Bunny and have a hot dog.”
The children will be divided up into three separate age groups, 1-3 years, 4-6 years, and 7-10 years. There will be first, second and third place prizes in each age group.
“We have the eggs ready to be hidden and ready to go. We have 240 dozen eggs that is 80 dozen per age group,” Hays said. “We want the kids to have a good time. It is a good time for families to come out to enjoy.”
In addition, there will be free hot dogs and water starting at noon that day until the egg hunt.
Last year, organizers prepared 400 hot dogs, which were all eaten.
Hays estimates that between 300 and 400 people usually attend the egg hunt annually depending in part on what other events are taking place at that time.
“This is fun. The kids have fun. The mayor will be there. We just have a good time,” Hays added.
The City of Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Main Street Program and the Williamsburg Tourism Commission are sponsoring the event.