Local children to scramble during egg hunt

FAIRBORN — Local children are invited to scramble for 10,000 candy-and-prize-filled eggs at the 49th Annual Community Egg Hunt 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1 in Fairborn’s Central Park, 222 S. Central Ave.

The Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Company Grade Officers’ Association and Foy Stores will host the 49-year-old event. The hunt will present egg collecting opportunities for children divided into three age groups: 1-3 years old, 4-6 years old and 7-10 years old. Children in the 1-3 years-old category are permitted to have a parent or relative assist them.

After the hunt, the youngsters will proceed to the Fairborn YMCA gymnasium, neighboring Central Park at 300 S. Central Ave., where each child will be given a prize while some will redeem special certificates. Among the prizes will be bikes awarded to each age group.

Believed to be the longest running Easter Egg Hunt in the Miami Valley, various businesses, individuals and organizations traditionally make cash donations to help defray the cost of 10,000 eggs, candy and the more than 2,000 prizes purchased each year.

“We are excited to be hosting the 49th Annual Fairborn Easter Egg Hunt,” said Chamber Director Matt Owen. “The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is a wonderful community event and a tradition for many Fairborn families.”