CARBON HILL - The City of Carbon Hill will hold its annual Easter Egg hunt, with a record number of eggs being hidden on the grounds near the Blue Gym and the splash pad. Anita Wood, who …
CARBON HILL - The City of Carbon Hill will hold its annual Easter Egg hunt, with a record number of eggs being hidden on the grounds near the Blue Gym and the splash pad.
Anita Wood, who coordinates events for the city, said Thursday the Easter egg hunt will be from noon to 2 on Saturday, April 20.
"We're also given out hot dogs and water this year," provided by First Baptist Church of Carbon Hill, she said, while prizes will be in some of the eggs.
"We're giving some money away, and I think $5 will be the highest," with that amount hidden in one egg. Another 25 eggs will have a $1 bill inside.
Some of the eggs will have candy (provided by the Carbon Hill Women's Club and First Baptist). Other prize eggs will be turned in to allow children to pick from a number of available toys.
"We're going to try to do 2,000 eggs this year," she said. "Last year we did about 1,200. This is probably the most that has ever been put out."
Family members of Judy Hurst, the president of the Carbon Hill Women's Club, will be hiding the eggs, she said.
She is hoping for an improved crowd from last year, which was the first year that the event had been held after a long absence.
"Last year only 15 or 20 came. We began to be worried that no one would come, but it was because we haven't had one for five years. So we've been spreading the word, and the church has been spreading the word," Wood said.
She said the old event usually attracted a good crowd from the community before it was discontinued.
Wood said she would welcome more donations and volunteers. "The more that is donated, the more we can do," she said.
No one has to pre-register for the event, which is free to those inside or outside the city.
Anyone wanting to donate, volunteer or ask questions may contact Wood at 205-275-8475 or send her a private message on Facebook.