published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Several Easter events to choose from this weekend
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
SEBRING - Brightly colored eggs, straw baskets and chocolate covered bunnies are on their way to the homes of youngsters throughout the Heartland this weekend. The Easter holiday is drawing near and residents of Highlands County may look forward to a weekend full of festive events to celebrate.
The Avon Park Public Library will be holding an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday While the kids are hunting for eggs, fill your Easter basket with some great books. An Easter movie will be shown at 11:30, with free popcorn and juice for the children.
The Avon Park Public Library is at 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 452-3803 or visit the library's website at www.myhlc.org/.
St. John United Methodist Church will hold a family Easter celebration from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Activities include an egg hunt, arts and crafts, prizes, face painting and more. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For more information call 382-1697.
Sun 'N Lake will hold an Easter egg hunt at the Recreation Complex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy bounce houses, games, crafts, meet the Easter bunny and much more. Admission is $3 per child. Concessions and refreshments will be available. For more information call 382-2196.
Heartland Horses and Handicapped will host multiple Easter egg hunts on Saturday. At noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., children may race to the hidden eggs, toys and trinkets while enjoying pony rides, bounce house, music, karaoke and more. The event will be held at 118 W. College Drive in Avon Park. All the proceeds raised will benefit Heartland Horses and Handicapped. For more information, call 452-0006.
Henscratch Farms will host its fifth annual Easter Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The winery and vineyard will provide opportunities for photos with the Easter Bunny for guests as well as a number of other activities including arts and crafts, hay rides and food and beverages for purchase. The Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. for children ages 12 and under. Complimentary wine tastings and nibbles will be available throughout the day. Henscratch is at 980 Henscratch Road in Lake Placid.
The annual Grace Bible Church Famfest Eggstravaganza will also take place Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Sebring High School football field. The admission is free, but barbecue plates will be available for sale during the picnic lunch. Children up to fifth grade will be allowed to participate in the egg hunt during their specified age group time. For more information, call 382-1085.
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