Tenth Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village
NACOGDOCHES – Hippity-Hoppity – The tenth Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village will be here soon, arriving along with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. The event, co-hosted by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and Millard’s Crossing, provides lots of fun for children 12 and under, along with family and friends. As always, the Easter Bunny will make a spectacular appearance.
Children should bring their Easter baskets, and parents are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets so they can relax on the grounds as the fun begins. The delightful afternoon begins with egg-in-spoon races and other games as pre-hunt activities while people are arriving. Visitors can also shop the Country Store for vintage toys and games, musical instruments, clothing, books and T-shirts. At 2:30 the egg hunt begins. Children ages five and under will get a head start; then ages 6 through 12 will join the search for candy-filled eggs hidden around the Village. Parents are advised to bring a camera for taking pictures of their children with the Easter Bunny. Free lemonade and water will be served by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and attendees can purchase a raffle ticket for the very special Easter Egg Hunt prize.
“This is always a picture perfect event since it comes at a time when many of our flowers are in bloom and the grounds are covered by a carpet of wildflowers,” says Susie Lower, Village Director. “ Millard’s Crossing provides such a lovely, peaceful setting for this activity and is conducted in the spirit of an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt. The big difference is we now use the candy stuffed eggs instead of the hard boiled dyed eggs we used to have.” Laughing, she continued, “as I recall, those home-dyed, partly smashed eggs we hunted for , were not very appetizing and usually went uneaten. Perhaps plastic eggs, in this one very rare case, are probably an improvement. As children, we definitely preferred the candy to real eggs!”
Millard’s Crossing Historic Village is located at 6020 North Street (US Business 59 North), one half mile north of Loop 224. Parking is available just inside the gate or at the flea market next to the Village. Admission fee at the gate is $2.00 per person, both adults and children, with proceeds going toward supporting the many programs and operations of the Village. For more information, call 936-564-6631.
What: Easter Egg Hunt
When: March 24th (Palm Sunday) beginning at 2:00 PM
Where: Millard’s Crossing Historic Village, 6020 North Street, Nacogdoches, ( ½ mile north of Loop 24 that crosses business 59 by Wal-Mart and Lowe’s).