Hunt is on for Easter eggs

Searching for an Easter Egg Hunt won’t be hard, as there will be two in the area, plus an Easter class for children. All three events are taking place Saturday, March 23. One egg hunt is in Elko New Market, the other is being held by the Rice County 4-H Ambassadors at the Rice County Fair grounds, and the class is at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church west of New Prague. Elko New Market will hold its Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. at Wagner Park, 121 Todd St. It is for children in fifth grade and younger. The annual hunt is sponsored by New Prague Area Community Education, the Elko New Market Chamber of Commerce and the city of Elko New Market. Windmill Animal Rescue will also have various animals. The Scott County Library will present Wendy’s Wiggle Jiggle and Jam, funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. There is a small fee with registration forms available at the city’s website www.ci.enm.mn.us. This year will be the second annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Rice County 4-H Ambassadors. A 4-H promotional fair kicks things off at 10 a.m. At the new event children and their parents can learn about various 4-H projects and activities within the program. Enrollment information will also be available. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11 a.m. and is for children ages 2 to sixth grade. It will be divided into three age divisions, age 2 to preschool, kindergarten to second grade and third to sixth grade. The fair and hunt will take place at the 4-H Building on the Rice County Fairgrounds. If rainy weather gets in the way, the hunt will be held in the swine and sheep barns on the west side of the grounds. Throughout the morning, be sure to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or lemonade. For more information contact the Rice County Extension Office at 507-332-6109. Friedens Evangelical
Lutheran Church, 28983 181st Ave, invites all children ages 4 through fourth grade to Easter for Kids. This free event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23, at the church two miles west of New Prague on Highway 19 and one mile south on 181st Ave, Le Sueur County Road 30.