The Easter season arrives in Paris Saturday when The Great Hunt, a community-wide Easter Egg hunt, takes place for the fifth year.
There’s a new location this year. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Paris High School football stadium on the PHS campus on Wood Street. Previous events took place at the Logan County Fairgrounds.
“We’ve out grown the fairgrounds,” event organizer Misty Ullrich said. “The stadium gives us more room, especially for parking.”
At the fairgrounds, parking space was at a premium in the past. The event typically draws 3,000 people and Ullrich said she expects that many Saturday.
Hunts will be organized by age groups. Children age birth to three will hunt at 11:30 a.m. Children four to six will hunt at noon. Children seven to nine will hunt at 12:30 p.m. Children age 10 to 12 will hunt at 1 p.m.
Volunteers have prepared 30,000 eggs for the event and some of them will have tickets inside allowing the child to claim a prize.
“We passed out 45 tubs of egg this year and volunteers spent time stuffing them,” Ullrich said.
In addition to hunting eggs, the event will include face painting, hay rides, inflatables, a photo booth, vendors and pony rides. Pony rides are being provided by the Paris Riding Club and the cost is $2. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand and will pose for photos with children, Ullrich said. Food and drink will also be available for sale.
The First Assembly of God church in Paris will also perform, Ullrich said.
For additional information, see the event’s Facebook page. Just search for The Great Hunt.