The Harrodsburg Kiwanis Club is hosting the 11th annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Old Fort Harrod State Park. The activities start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. This event is free.
The annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at the fort will also include a dedicated area for children with special needs.
“There will be an entire area designated for any special needs child or adult who would like to share in the fun of Easter in a safe and comfortable environment,” said secretary of the Kiwanis Club, Amy Riley. “We can’t wait to share in the Easter joy with these very special folks.”
Riley said the Academy on Main and other adult special needs organization have plans to join in the fun.
“Because the demand was so high last year and our egg hunt grows every year, we have also decided to expand the ages of children who can hunt,” said Riley. “This year we will offer egg hunt areas for children from ages birth all the way through age 12.”
Riley said in addition to the egg hunting, the Kiwanis Club is also sponsoring a special area for sidewalk chalk drawing, cornhole games, an egg toss, three legged race and spoon and egg race after the big hunt.
“One of the activities we are most proud of is the area where parents can create Kid Care ID kits,” said Riley. “Kid Care ID kits allow parents the chance to record important physical and demographic information about their children in the unfortunate event that this is needed by law enforcement if their child goes missing. It includes a free up to date picture and area for a DNA sample and we hope all Mercer Countians will take this important step to keep their children safe.”
Riley said the Easter Bunny will make an appearance at the event and free pictures may be taken.
For more information on the hunt at the fort visit their website at parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/fort-harrod.