NETTLETON – Children ranging in age from toddlers to 10-year-olds will have the opportunity to hang out with the Easter Bunny and hunt eggs April 20 as part of the Civitan Club’s annual holiday event. This year marks the event’s 20th year.

“There were Easter egg hunts in larger places like Tupelo and Amory, and people in our community couldn’t go, so we decided to have one. Each year, people say they appreciate us doing it,” said Sherry Garrett, treasurer and board of directors member of the Nettleton Civitan Club.

The event will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Roy Black Memorial Park, located alongside Highway 6.

The age groups will be toddler to 3 years old; 4 to 6 years old; and 7 to 10 years old. Prizes such as sunglasses, bubbles, bouncy balls, stuffed animals, crayons and activity books will be given for winners in each age group.

“The Easter Bunny will be there, and people can take photos with him. We’re asking for children to bring their own baskets. We’ll have 1,200 Easter eggs with candy in every egg, and the Easter Bunny will be giving out candy too,” Garrett said.

The Junior Civitans Club from Nettleton High School and Nettleton Junior High help count eggs and hide them as well.

“Service, knowledge and fellowship is what we’re about,” Garrett said.

Anyone interested in volunteering or joining the Civitan Club may call Garrett at 231-4377.

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