Area Easter egg hunts, activities
(Listings provided to the Salem News through Wednesday, April 9
- BERLIN CENTER - The Western Reserve community Easter egg hunt begins at 2 p.m. April 18 on the football field at Western Reserve K-12 campus. All children from age 1 through sixth grade in Berlin and Ellsworth townships are invited. To volunteer at this event call Michelle Nesbitt at 330-720-6871 or Tina Imburgia at 330-533-0903 (after 6 p.m.)
- DAMASCUS - An Easter egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. April 12 at Damascus Community Park. A petting zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. The rain date is April 19.
- EAST PALESTINE - The Rotary Club of East Palestine will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at East Palestine Park. The egg hunt is divided into four age groups: pre-school, kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade and fourth fifth grade. Prior to the egg hunt, an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be served by the Rotary Club from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Community Center at the park. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. A large Chinese auction will also be featured. Matted pictures with the Easter Bunny are available from 10:30 to noon. Cost is $8. For more information call 330-271-1979.
- LISBON - United Commercial Travelers #590 is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt for the children at Robert Bycroft School at 1 p.m. April 17.
- SALEM - An Easter egg hunt for preschool children through sixth grade begins at 1 p.m. April 12 at the Phillips Christian Church, 35459 Salem-Grange Road. The annual event will be held, rain or shine, and includes prizes for the golden egg. Refreshments will be served following the hunt. For more information call 330-332-4467.
- SALEM - Over 18,000 eggs will be up for grabs when the Easter egg hunt kicks off at 1 p.m. April 13 at Realife Church, 12824 Salem-Warren Road. The annual event will be held rain or shine and includes prizes and giveaways. For more information call 330-332-0011.
- SALEM - The Salem Storybook Museum will host its annual Easter party from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 12 at Kent State University City Center, 230 N. Lincoln Ave. Janis Yereb, museum curator, will instruct the children in making sock puppets. The children will also perform a brief show in the museum's puppet theater. "Everyone loves puppets, they have been around for centuries. I think the children will enjoy this activity," said Yereb. In keeping with the holiday, children will decorate Easter eggs. Robert Viencek, fund-raising chairman, will demonstrate a food craft. The museum director, Elizabeth Thatcher, will open the activities with storytelling.
"The Easter event is one of our most popular parties for the children, plus refreshments will be served," said Thatcher. The event is free, however, registration is required by calling 330-332-4723.
- SALEM - United Commercial Travelers #590 is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 2 through 10 at 11 a.m. April 19 at Centennial Park. The event will be held "rain or shine." The Easter Bunny will greet children and chocolate Easter bunnies will be awarded to children who find specially marked eggs.
- SALEM - A pancake breakfast fundraiser and an Easter egg hunt will be held April 19 at the Salvation Army, 1249 N. Ellsworth Ave. The Salvation Army Teen Group will host the pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. to raise funds for missions to Uruguay. Cost is $5.50 for adults, $4 for children and free for 3 and under. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, milk and orange juice will be served. The free community Easter egg hunt for children ages 5 through 12 kicks off at noon. A free hot dog lunch follows.
- WINONA - Winona community Easter egg hunt, ages 1-12, Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m., Winona United Methodist Church, 32114 Winona Road; 330-222-1211.