March Dates Set For Egg Hunts


By: Diane Turner-Hurns
Journal & Topics Reporter

Rosemont Park District has scheduled two Easter egg hunts and bunny appearances, an egg coloring class, art contest and two candy guessing contests at Margaret J. Lange Park and the Barry Street Recreation Center.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the annual kids’ Easter Coloring Contest by dropping by Lange Park, 6140 N. Scott Street to vote for a favorite picture created by Rosemont Elementary School students displayed in the lobby. Voting runs through Monday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For candy lovers who correctly guess the number of pieces in the Easter jars at the front desk of Lange Park and the rec center, 7128 Barry Street between now and March 21 will end up taking a jar home. Only one guess is allowed per person.

Two Easter egg hunts are scheduled for children, one in the Rosemont School gym, 6101 N. Ruby Street from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19 and one at the Barry rec center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Children must bring their own basket or a bag to collect eggs, prizes and candy. At each location, the hunts will be held at different times for different age groups and both will be held outside, weather permitting.

The events are free for Rosemont residents. Non-resident children will be charged $8 at the recreation center event.

Rosemont teenagers in grades 5 through 8 can participate in the Teen Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 11 on the Lange Park grounds. Attendees should bring a flashlight.

An egg coloring class will be held at Lange Park for children aged 2 to 5 from 3:15 to 4 p.m. and children aged 6 to 9 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 21. Children must bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs to participate. Cost is $1.

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