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The Center for Rural Development and Somerset Walmart store host free community Easter Egg hunt

The Center for Rural Development is partnering with Walmart to host a free community Easter egg hunt and other Easter activities—including a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny—for children and their families on Saturday, March 30, from 3-5 p.m. on the grounds of The Center in Somerset.

Walmart has donated approximately 2,000 candy-filled plastic eggs and will be giving away four children’s bicycles to participants who find the winning tag inside the “grand prize” Easter eggs.

The event, open to children between the ages of 2 through 12, will be held on the front lawn of The Center overlooking South U.S. 27 at Traffic Light 15 in Somerset.

During the Easter egg hunt, children will be divided into two age groups: 2-5 years old and 6-12 years old. A separate area will be designated for toddlers and pre-school children to hunt Easter eggs. Two children in each age category will win bicycles from Walmart and will be able to claim their prizes after the event.

Walmart also will be taking photos onsite at The Center of children with the Easter Bunny for a $1 donation to the March of Dimes. The four-by-six inch color photos will be processed at the Somerset Walmart store and may be picked up there on Easter Sunday or anytime thereafter.

Other planned activities include coloring Easter eggs and a balloon toss game. Complimentary tickets to the Children’s Prime Time Theatre’s performance of “Junie B. Jones” on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at The Center will be given to the balloon toss winners.

In the event of rain, activities will be moved indoors at The Center.

For more information about the community Easter egg hunt, contact Laura Glover, director of sales and events at The Center, at 606-677-6000.

Established in 1996 through the vision of U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers, (KY-05), and other leaders, The Center for Rural Development is a nonprofit organization fueled by a mission to provide leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable economic development solutions and a better way of life in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. In its 45-county primary service region, The Center provides innovative programs in leadership, public safety, technology, and arts and culture. The Center is committed to constantly expanding its capabilities in order to deliver a range of key services throughout Kentucky and the nation.


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