Recreation District Hosts Egg Hunts for Children, Dogs

Sheridan's Recreation District will host two Easter Egg hunts on Saturday, one at 10 for area children up to 8 years old at Thorne-Rider Park, and the second starting at 11 at the nearby Dan Madia Field for dogs.

Recreation District Director Richard Wright said the children's Easter Egg hunt started in 1981. The hunt for dogs, which substitutes treats and toys for the colorful eggs, started four years ago.

He said the children's egg hunt starts at 10 sharp, and is probably finished within 10 or 15 minutes, so people are advised to not be late. Children are divided into three groups in different areas of the park, ages up to 3 years old, ages 4 to 5, and ages 6 to 8. He said there's more to the hunt than just eggs.

In event of bad weather, the children's egg hunt will be moved to the Sheridan High School gym. The district director said people should enter Thorne-Rider Park on the 14th Street side. Last year, he said, between 500 and 600 people participated in the hunt.

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