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Finding the elusive Easter egg

Hunt is Saturday at Maritime Park

Above, the Children’s Garden at Holly Point Nature Park in Deltaville is filled with color and families hunting the elusive Easter egg at a previous Easter egg hunt. The Children’s Garden is the “hunting ground” for children ages 3 and under.  The 2013 Easter Egg Hunt will be this Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

by Bill Powell
Events Director

Okay, so what’s the best strategy for hunting up that elusive, candy-filled Easter Egg, waiting to be found at Holly Point Nature Park in Deltaville? Look for that splash of color? Run willy-nilly back and forth until you step on one?

Join the families and fun this Saturday, March 30, for the 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park and see all these methods, and more, in action. The festivities and attractions begin at 1 p.m. The egg hunt, for ages 10 and under, starts promptly at 2 p.m. Don’t be late!

Holly Point’s very own Easter Bunny will be cavorting around the main entrance to greet the kids. Bring your camera for your “Easter Bunny” photo opportunity!

“Lolly” the sheep will visit, courtesy of Dale Dean. Lolly will be ready for petting along with the King William Alpacas brought by Robert Hughes and Linda Benson at 1 p.m. The fabulous miniature “Wonder Horses” of Jackie and David Hooks also will offer petting, and rides will be available for a donation. Steve Larson is bringing his cute little goats as well.

The Easter Egg Hunt will start promptly at 2 p.m., weather considerations permitting. Candy and toy eggs will still be handed out at the park if rain washes out the hunt. The cut-off age for egg hunting is 10.

Starting at 1 p.m., leisurely hayrides for the whole family will be offered by “Farmer Larry” on the Maritime Park’s hay wagon pulled by Larry’s antique Ford tractor, whimsically decorated as the Easter Bunny by the park’s own Kaptain Krunch.

Special thanks to Becky Ferrell, Marvin Tiller and Kyle Jenkins for getting the park ready, Lynn Burnett for making the posters, Roseann Moncure for the donation of the bunny costume, and all of the helpers, without whom this event would not be possible.

There is still time to drop off your candy or monetary donations at the Middlesex YMCA or EVB Bank. If you would like to help hide the eggs, or with set-up, just come on out at noon. If you have questions or wish to help, call event coordinator Sharon Paterson at 776-0624, or the museum office at 776-7200.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is a non-profit organization at 287 Jackson Creek Road and on Mill Creek. Turn right off Route 33 across from the Shell Station to get there.

To find out more, visit, email or call 776-7200. The museum mailing address is P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043.

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posted 03.27.2013

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