Selbyville Easter Egg Hunt is a true community effort

Grab a basket, as Selbyville is getting a jump-start on Easter egg hunting this year. Most of the local egg hunts will be on the Easter Bunny’s traditional big weekend, but Selbyville is starting early.

The free Selbyville Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 28, at the public park on Park Street (across from the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall).

Registration begins at 10 a.m. The hunt for children 5 or younger starts at 10:45 a.m. The hunt for children in grades 1 to 5 starts at 11 a.m.

This year’s hunt began with River Wesleyan Church, which invited partners and sponsors to help out.

“I feel like you can do so much more when you come together with other people … power in numbers,” said organizer Megan Bunting, director of the River Kids children’s ministry.

Children up to grade 5 will scavenge for 6,000 Easter eggs, which hold candy and special prizes, such as gift certificates for bowling or the movies.

Besides the hunt, children can enjoy face painting, crafts and free snacks, including doughnuts and popcorn.

Families can also check out a River Wesleyan skit about the original meaning of Easter, (although Bunting said no one is pressured, if they prefer a secul

ar experience).

“The library joined with us, which is really great. I wanted to do something for the kids that’s free and fun, and just bring some joy to the community,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of support from the community already.”

Bunting said she hopes the egg hunt becomes a town tradition that families look forward to each year.

Parking is available at the Selbyville Fire Hall, located across Main Street from the park. Organizers ask that minors be accompanied by an adult.

The rain date will be Saturday, April 4.