Easter events planned around the area


**Clarion Moose 101, located at 401 Grand Ave., Clarion, will host an Easter party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Children may enjoy refreshments, games and crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The event is open to the public.


** An Easter egg hunt will be held at the Union Presbyterian Church, 409 Emlenton St., Clintonville at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26. The egg hunt is for children up to 9 years old. Children should take a decorated basket.


** The Emlenton Echoes 4-H club will partner with the Emlenton Civic Club for the annual Easter egg hunt at Hughes Park in Emlenton. Registration starts at 10:45 a.m. and the hunt will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26. It is open to children ages 2 to 12 years old. Participants will be provided a bag to hunt eggs. There will be various outdoor prizes for each age group. There will be a boy and a girl bike given away as the grand prize.


** Foxburg’s third annual adult Easter egg hunt will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, in downtown Foxburg.

On-site registrations will begin at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Foxburg Free Library.

Since some of the prizes are alcohol related egg hunters must be 21 years old or older to participate.

Seniors over 65 years old and visibly pregnant participants will be given a 30-second head start. The hunt will last for an hour or as long as the supply of eggs last.

Cost is $5. Proceeds benefit the Parker Volunteer Fire Department and The Boys and Girls Club on the Allegheny.

The hunt will be held rain or shine. A grand prize drawing will be held at approximately 11 a.m.
Registration can be made and more information is available online at www.gofoxburg.com.

Oil City

** First Church of God in Oil City will sponsor an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 19, at Justus Park, Oil City. The hunt is open to all children ages 2 to 12 years old. Registration will be held from 12:40 to 1 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Ten thousand candy-filled eggs will be given away as well as a girl’s and boy’s bicycle to the winners of each age group: 2 to 4 years old; 5 to 8 years old and 9 to 12 years old.

** The Venango College of Clarion University Criminal Justice Society will hold an Easter egg hunt from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the campus in Oil City. Registration is required and begins at 1 p.m. outside of Frame Hall. Age groups for the hunt include 0 to 3 years old; 4 to 7 years old and 8 to 12 years old. There will be special prizes for each age group. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.


** First United Methodist Church in Franklin will hold an Easter egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at the church. The church is located across from Sheetz in Franklin. The hunt is open to children of all ages. There will be games and crafts along with the egg hunt. Participants should arrive early for registration. More information is available by calling the church at 814-432-8161.

** Franklin’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in Fountain Park. Children 8 years old and under may participate. There are four prizes given in each age division and all eggs contain candy, money or gift certificates. The Hunt is sponsored by the Franklin Kiwanis Club and the City of Franklin. The Retail Roaming Rabbit will be on hand with eggs for the adults containing prizes from Franklin businesses. Prior to the egg hunt, Neverending Stories will offer a free sing-a-long for the children led by Deanna Wolfgong. The rain date for the egg hunt is Saturday, March 26.

** A community Easter egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Congress Hill Church of God, 406 Congress Hill Road, Franklin. The hunt is open to children ages 3 to 12 years old.


** The DeHart, Rossman, Wenner American Legion Post 997 along with its auxiliary will host the annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Salem Community Complex. Prizes will be awarded for found prize eggs. Younger hunters, toddlers-kindergarten, will hunt on the church side of Community Drive and older youths, first through sixth graders, will hunt on the Community Building side of the road. Members of the Venango’s Edge 4-H Club will ensure that every child hunting eggs will find some. Relatives and other spectators may stand along the road to watch the hunt. After all prize eggs have been found, a member of the Auxiliary will present the prizes. The hunt will be held rain, shine or snow.


** An Easter egg hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, at Sligo Pool Park. The event is for all children ages 3 years old to sixth graders. The hunt is hosted by the deacons of Sligo Presbyterian Church. More information is available on the Sligo Presbyterian Church’s Facebook page.