More than 17,000 invitations have been sent out to some of Lubbock's youngest citizens.
On Monday, the Lubbock Centennial Committee announced plans for the city's largest Easter Egg Hunt to be held this Saturday March 16th, at six different parks around town.
The event begins at 10 a.m. with free photos with the Easter Bunny for an hour, and then at 11 a.m. stand back as sirens sound the start of Lubbock's most spectacular Easter Egg Hunt in its 100-year history!
Over 50,000 Easter eggs will be divided between the six sites with an additional ten golden eggs for each hunt. Each child who finds one of these golden eggs will receive a special Easter basket filled with goodies and toys.
Youth will be divided into two age groups, one for younger children ages four years old and under and one for older youth ages five years old and above.
The Easter Egg Hunts will be located at six city parks and held simultaneously throughout the city at the sites listed below.
- Hodges Community Center in Clapp Park - 41st Street & University Avenue
- Rawlings Community Center and Park - 213 40th Street
- Simmons Community Center and Park - East 23rd Street & Oak Avenue
- Maggie Trejo Supercenter in Rodgers Park - 3200 Amherst Street
- Kastman Park (by the pavilion) - Joliet Avenue & South Loop 289
- Legacy Play Village in McAlister Park - Milwaukee Avenue & Marsha Sharp Freeway
In case of inclement weather, alternate sites have been arranged and an announcement will go out 24 hours in advance should the Easter egg hunts need to be moved indoors. Special thanks go to Friends of Legacy Play Village and the Lubbock, Frenship and Lubbock-Cooper Independent School Districts.