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Easter egg hunt at rec center on Saturday

April 10, 2019
By CHUCK BALLARO ( , North Fort Myers Neighbor

Every year, hundreds of children and their parents flock to the North Fort Myers Recreation Center to hunt for eggs and meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny.

That tradition continues Saturday, when Lee County Parks and Recreation hosts another Easter egg hunt for kids from newborn to 10 years old, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Rotary Plaza, toward the back of the facility at 2000 North Recreation Park Way.

This will be one of several hunts throughout Lee County, with events also planned for Estero, South Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres.

The North Fort Myers event will feature an egg hunt for ages 10 and under, refreshments, special prize baskets and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. The North Fort Myers Fire Department, 4-H and the local library will also be there.

Children will be split into three age groups and will look for eggs in an area cordoned off in the plaza. For the younger age groups, the eggs will be easy to find, hundreds of them lying on the ground. The older groups will have to do some serious hunting, however.

Most of the eggs will have candy, but some will indicate they have won an Easter basket filled with goodies. There will be several of them hidden throughout.

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The pits are sponsored, and they will have prize eggs as well, such as tickets to Sky Zone, Mike Greenwell's and whatever 4-H and others want to give, Vance said.

There also will be giveaways for those who attend.

The community park held a hunt for years, but cancelled it in 2012 for insurance reasons. It was brought back three years later and has become one of the more popular events the recreation center holds. Last year more than 300 children and parents attended, said Tiffany Vance, rec center supervisor.

The cost is $5 per child and pre-registration is encouraged, either online or in person.

For more information, call 533-7200 or go to



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