Hoppin’ down the downvalley bunny trail…
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Downvalley youngsters can grab their baskets and hunt for Easter eggs Saturday at events in Eagle and Gypsum. Here’s a rundown of egg-gathering events planned in the area:
Youngsters ages under one year to 10 years can participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Eagle Town Park on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Hunts are separated for different age groups. The event will happen, rain or shine or snow, and participants should BYOB (Bring Your Own Baskets).
Following the egg hunt, kids up to age 12 are invited to compete in the annual Eggaurnaut contest.
Competitors are invited to build a protection contraption around an egg and then, with the assistance of the Eagle Fire Department firefighters and their ladder truck, the protected eggs are dropped from 20 feet high to see if they will break.
The Eagle events are hosted by the town of Eagle, Yeik Flooring and Beveridge Real Estate.
The Gypsum Easter Egg Hunt is planned Saturday at the Lundgren Theater Lawn with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Egg hunt start times are staggered for three age groups:
• 10 a.m. for 2- to 4-year-olds
• 10:45 a.m. for 5- to 7-year-olds
• 11:30 a.m. for 8- to 10-year-olds
Participants must accompanied by a parent. Children may only participate in their own age group. Parents may only enter the hunt area with 2- to 4-year-old children.
In addition to the egg hunt, kids can decorate eggs and bunny hop on bouncers. Call Dawn at 970-524-1740 or visit http://www.townofgypsum.com/easter for complete details.
The Gypsum Recreation Center will again host is under water egg hunt and Easter celebration on Saturday. Participants need to bring a swimsuit and a parent. The under water egg hunt is free with paid admission to the rec center.
Staggered start times will accommodate age groups:
• 10:45 a.m. for 2- to 4-year-olds
• 11:45 a.m. for 5- to 7-year-olds
• 12:45 p.m. for 8- to 10-year-olds
Parents may swim with children under 7 years but may not collect eggs. Call 970-777-8888 for more information.
The Gypsum Eggstravaganza is sponsored by the town of Gypsum, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, Columbine Market and the Garden Center of Gypsum.