Clocks did their “spring forward” last weekend, which can only mean one thing: Easter is right around the corner.

Good ol’ Peter Cottontail is hopping down the bunny trail, making his way through Sussex County, and he’s looking to make a stop in Dagsboro on Saturday, April 11, for the 3rd Annual Town of Dagsboro Easter Egg Hunt.

“The turnout for the first two years has been great, despite some weather issues last year,” Dagsboro Mayor Brian Baull said. “We still had a good turnout of kids and adults. We are looking forward to a sunny day on April 11 and a field full of kids ready to grab up as many eggs as they can.”

Boys and girls from toddlers just able to walk all the way up to 9-year-olds and older will be able to partake in the festivities of the search of Pete’s hidden treasures throughout the grounds of the old Dagsboro fire hall, which is located at 31818 Waples Street.

There will be four age divisions, with the first being toddlers up to age 3, who will be kicking things off at 10:20 a.m. They will be followed by the 4-5 age bracket at 10:40 a.m. Ages 6-8 are slated to make a mad dash at 11 a.m., with the ages 9 and up wrapping things up at 11:20 a.m.

There will be hundreds of Easter eggs on the grounds, with many featuring free prizes, candy and a special golden egg in each group. The golden egg is the ticket to winning a grand prize.

“The Easter Bunny will definitely be there, and we will have fire trucks and police cars on display,” Baull added. “We will have plenty of candy and goodie-filled Easter eggs for all, as well as music and fun.

“This year, kids can come out to the Dagsboro Easter Egg Hunt at 10, and then head over to Frankford’s event later that afternoon,” concluded the mayor. “It provides double the opportunities, goodies and fun for everyone.”

Town and event officials are asking those interested in taking part in the hunt to be on-site at 10 a.m. For more information, call (302) 732-3777.

Staff Reporter

Jason has been in journalism for 20 years. He moved to Coastal Delaware in August 2017 with his wife, Jessica, and their daughters, Kylie, 17, and Grace, 12. He has a passion for high-school sports and especially values the relationships that builds.