Euharlee will welcome some young area residents soon to play on bounce houses, get their faces painted and continue the annual springtime tradition of hunting for eggs.
The annual Euharlee Egg Hunt for children ages 11 and under is set for Saturday, April 20, in Joe Cowan Park.
The free event is set to begin at 10 a.m. and Easter egg hunts will start at 11 a.m. The three groups will be separated by ages infant to 3, 4 to 7, and 8 to 12, said organizer Katie Gobbi, director of the Euharlee Welcome Center and History Museum.
All activities are free for the young participants.
Members of the Euharlee Masonic Lodge will cook and offer free hot dogs. Local volunteers will help children with face painting, playing in a bounce house, a photo booth with the Easter bunny, and more.
Kona Ice will also be available for purchase, Gobbi said.
“The city of Euharlee organizes this event with the goal of making it accessible to all children in our community who would like to participate,” she said.
“We appreciate the efforts of all the local organizations, businesses and volunteers that give of their time and talents to make this event possible,” Gobbi said.
The event also is open to all children regardless of their place of residence, she said.
Euharlee organizes and hosts the event but it relies on donations and volunteers from the community to do so, she said.
For example, volunteers on the city’s Special Event Steering Committee worked to organize the event, she said.
The Masonic lodge will be donating food and members’ labor. Student volunteers from Woodland High School will oversee face painting and other crafts. The Euharlee Police Explorers and Woodland students are donating their time to help set up and monitor the event, Gobbi said.
Beyond the Bounce donated use of one of its bounce houses for the event, while Euharlee Baptist Church contributed financially to help cover the cost of the eggs, she said.
Joe Cowan Park is at 100 Euharlee 5 Forks Road in Euharlee. Parking is available in the park, Gobbi said.
For more information, call 770-607-2017 or visit Facebook.com/EuharleeGA.