Area to be hopping with Easter-related events
BULLHEAD CITY — Easter egg hunts and a community pancake breakfast are among the Tri-state’s weekend activities.
At each of the Easter egg hunts, participants (and their parents) are advised to arrive early; typically, the hunts are over in a matter of minutes as youngsters quickly scavenge for the not-so-hidden gems of candy or prizes.
Among public events this weekend:
w The Mohave Valley Fire Department will conduct its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday at Willow Springs Golf Course, 8011 Highway 95 in Mohave Valley.
The hunt, for children ages 12 and under, will begin at 9 a.m. The Easter Bunny is expected to be on hand for pictures.
w Easter egg hunts will be among events at Katherine Landing at Lake Mohave Marina as Urban Park Concessionaires celebrates its first year of operation at the popular tourist and recreation spot that is part of the National Park Service’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Egg drops are scheduled at 11 a.m. for children 5 and under, at noon for ages 6-10 and at 1 p.m. for ages 11-16.
Other activities are planned throughout the day, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., including a visit by the Easter Bunny, egg decorating, face painting, a water balloon toss and, at 7 p.m., showing of a family-friendly movie on the beach.
Guests also may tour the resort’s newly renovated rooms, the new marina dock, restaurant and ice cream parlor.
w The Bullhead City Elks Lodge will conduct its annual Easter egg hunt at
9 a.m. Sunday at Dean Hackett Park, 1375 Marina Parkway Drive.
The hunt, for children ages 10 and under, will feature plenty of candy for finding as well as special eggs that may be redeemed for prize Easter baskets. The Easter Bunny also is expected to be on hand for pictures.
w The Kiwanis Club of the Colorado River will host its annual Easter egg hunt at noon Sunday at Davis Camp. Co-sponsored by the Mohave County Parks Department, the event includes free admission to Davis Camp for participants.
The hunt will take place in the Oleander Area of the park.
Participants are advised to arrive by 11:30 a.m.; the whistle starting the hectic hunt will sound at noon. The hunt is for ages 10 and under with hunting zones set up by age group.
Parents may assist only participants in the 2-and-under age group. Rules are strictly enforced to provide a safe environment for the participants.
There will be 4,000 candy-stuffed eggs placed strategically in the hunting zone; some eggs also will contain a notice redeemable for age-appropriate prizes.
w The Bullhead City Morning Kiwanis Club and Hope United Methodist Church are partnering for an All Community Easter Breakfast in the church’s Social Hall from 7 to 10 a.m.
The church is at 1925 Ramar Road in Bullhead City.
The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with butter and syrup, sausage and beverage. The cost is a simple donation – whatever can be given. The entire community is invited for food and friendship.
Proceeds from the event go toward the many programs sponsored or administered by the Bullhead City Kiwanis Club. Some of the programs include Coats for Kids, Bring Up Grades, New Moms and nutrition programs, Key Clubs and youth scholarships.