On Sunday, April 8, Dagsboro Church of God will hold its 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
“We have a church service that begins at 9 a.m. Immediately following the service is the egg hunt,” explained the Rev. Jeremy Ferruccio. “There are some things going on during the service, like prize giveaways for the kids, prize drawings. The service normally ends around 10:30, and around 10:45 we’ll go out and have the egg hunt.”
Ferruccio said that, last year, more than 200 children participated in the event, which is free and open to the public, though registration is required.
“We’ve had more in the past. We do it a little different from year to year. Last year was the first time we actually did it on Easter Sunday. We actually found that was more meaningful for the families and people to be able to have it all on Easter Sunday.”
Ferruccio said that children up to age 12 can participate in the hunt, which will have 5,000 Easter eggs hidden on the church’s property.
“We just take advantage of our 42 acres here. It’s mostly just open field, so we’ll section off two different areas – one for the older kids and one for the younger kids – and then just randomly place the eggs in the field in a fairly large area. Each section may cover a little over an acre.”
The eggs will be filled will be filled with little treats, from individually wrapped candies to fun prizes.
“Mostly, the eggs will have individually wrapped candy. There’ll be some prize tickets in there for some coupons for free meals, like a gift certificate to Chick-fil-A, or maybe a Shorebirds game ticket – things of that nature. But mostly it’s individually wrapped candy.”
Ferruccio said that the egg hunt itself is so well attended that it doesn’t last very long.
“It’s actually fairly quick,” he said with a laugh. “The kids snatch them up pretty fast. Once they get out, when the bell sounds, it takes all of 10 to 15 minutes. It goes really quick.”
Ferruccio added that he hopes that community members feel welcome to attend the service and/or hunt, and have a beautiful Easter Sunday.
“We have no real intention of doing anything other than offering something to the community on Easter. It’s kind of our way of giving a gift to the community.”
For more information about the Easter Egg Hunt, or to register, visit www.dagsborocog.org.
PLENTY ON TAP FOR EASTER FUN
Saturday, April 7
• Miller’s Creek, Millville
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Hallmark’s Crayola Bunny, candy and balloons. Pets are welcome.
• Roots, Selbyville
Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine
Easter Bunny, egg decorating and games: Noon to 3 p.m.
Free and open to the public
• Millsboro Chamber, Millsboro’s Cupola Park
Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m.
Easter Bunny and games
• Bethel Tabernacle Church (BTC), Clarksville
Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 8
• DiFebo’s Bistro on the Green, Ocean View
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Brunch, egg hunt and the Easter Bunny
• The River, a Wesleyan Church, Frankford
8:30 a.m. service, 9:30 a.m. breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Easter egg hunt and crafts
• Dagsboro Church of God
Egg hunt, starting around 10:45 a.m., after church service (public welcome, register at www.dagsborocog.org)