Weirton Easter egg hunt set

WEIRTON – Area youngsters will be strolling around the Millsop Community Center Saturday morning in search of colorful hidden eggs during the annual Weirton Community Easter Egg Hunt.

The event, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., is a free holiday event for all area youngsters from toddlers to 12 years old. The Easter Egg Hunt is hosted annually by the city’s Park Board and Weirton Elks Lodge No. 1801 with support from Weirton Eat n’ Park Restaurant.

“This community event is really nice for the children and it’s something that we’ve enjoyed being a part of for several years now,” Weirton Elks member Paul Duffy said.

More than 125 children attend the Easter Egg Hunt each year, looking for hidden eggs filled with candy and the possibility of special prize tickets.

Park Board Executive Director Terry Weigel said the Easter Egg Hunt is one of the first outdoor events youngsters participate in when spring arrives.

“When Easter comes around, children and parents are calling weeks in advance to see when we’re going to have the Easter Egg Hunt,” Weigel said. “It’s something people have come to mark their calendars for and we’re glad to be able to host it each year with the community’s help.”