Kent parks hosting adult Easter egg hunt Friday

By Kyle McDonald | Staff Writer Published:

The Kent Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a children's Easter egg hunt on Saturday, but that doesn't mean kids get to have all the fun this weekend. Friday night, the department will host the city's first for-adults-only Easter egg hunt.

"I wanted to do something fun for the adults, because we always gear toward the kids," recreation supervisor Nancy Rice said.

Friday night's adult egg hunt is set for 8:30 p.m. at Fred Fuller Park on Middlebury Road, and costs $10 to register for the chance to win part of about $2,600 worth of prizes.

Rice said 1,000 eggs will be stashed throughout the park, 90 of which contain numbers corresponding to prizes. Twelve top prizes, including a new bicycle, high definition television, tablet and a Tristan Thompson autographed Cleveland Cavaliers hat, will be raffled off as well, she said.

"If you don't get a number in an egg, you still have a chance at winning one of the top 12 prizes," Rice said.

Participants are asked to bring a flashlight and bag for eggs. The event will begin at the Roy Smith Shelterhourse.

Rice said she hopes to turn the adult egg hunt into an annual occurrence if it proves to be a hit.

Saturday's children's egg hunt, set for 12:30 p.m. at Fred Fuller Park, is free, and divided into four age groups: three years old and younger with a parent, three to four years old without a parent, five to six years old and seven to nine years old.

Rice said more than 5,000 eggs will be hidden throughout Fred Fuller Park for the children's hunt, and the department has 100 age-appropriate prizes in addition to 100 bags of candy to award.

Registration forms for the adult egg hunt can be found by visiting the Kent Parks and Recreation website -- www.kentparksandrec.com -- or picked up at the department's office at 497 Middlebury Road.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1127 or kmcdonald@recordpub.com

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