, 2023-03-21 08:49:00,
Ira Township Parks and Recreation’s annual Easter egg hunt will return to Ira Township Municipal Park and its adjoining trails on April 2.
Each year, Ira Township Parks and Recreation distributes colorful plastic eggs throughout the trails at Ira Township Municipal Park. The children in attendance collect the eggs and can turn them in for various prizes.
This year’s event will begin at 2 p.m. rain or shine, so attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather. ML Chartier will provide hot dogs, and pink lemonade will also be available.
“Our main attraction is Mr. E. Bunny — always a hit with the kids and great photo options,” Ira Township Recreation Director Cindy Babisz said.
She said organizers are “very excited” to welcome petting farm animals to its event this year.
“We will also add a ‘Try Out Disc Golf’ activity for our families,” she said. “One of our new baskets is within the park. We have ordered discs, and the families can see some techniques and try for themselves.”
At last year’s event, there were 278 children in attendance, and organizers received a lot of positive feedback. This year, Babisz said organizers hope to see an average of 200 participants.
“This is a free event and numbers can rise or fall depending on the weather,” she said.
Babisz noted that organizers are always appreciative to their sponsors and contributors, and that the event is free this year thanks to sponsors.
“I would also like to thank the Boy Scout Troop 252 for their help with set up and activities during the event and clean up,” she said. “They are a positive resource and presence at our holiday events and are great role models for all the kids. This event is also open to all (National Honor Society) students requiring community service credit. It is a fun atmosphere to earn credit for your college applications.”
Ira Township Municipal Park is located at 7085 Meldrum Road.
Crafts with Suzanne
An upcoming Crafts with Suzanne — Bee’s Favorite will take place from 10 a.m. to noon April 8 at Ira Township Hall.
Suzanne Mitchell will help participants create a decorative flower wall hanging. Preregistration is required for supply purposes. People are asked to register by the end of the day on April 3.
Those interested can register at the township offices from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m….
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