Easter fun begins this weekend

The Easter Bunny will return to the Schedel Arboretum and Gardens on April 8 for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
The Easter Bunny will return to the Schedel Arboretum and Gardens on April 8 for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Fremont and area residents can start looking for the Easter Bunny and fun holiday activities beginning this weekend. Here are some of the local events scheduled for the holiday:

Sandusky County

Downtown Fremont will host the Easter Bunny and Shop Hop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 8. The events include the Easter Bunny being at his Bunny House at the corner of Croghan and Front streets where he will meet children. Shoppers are asked to bring their own baskets and look for downtown businesses that have special signs indicating they are participating in the hop.

Downtown Fremont is also hosting a Scrambled Adult Easter Egg Hunt on April 8 at the Garrison Beer Garden from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are already sold out.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 5, the Sandusky County Park District is hosting "Easter Eggs - Natural Dyes" at Creek Bend Farms and the Wilson Nature Center, 720 S. Main St. The tradition of dyeing Easter eggs has been around for centuries, long before stores sold ready-made kits with colored tablets. Participants must bring six to 12 eggs, raw or hardboiled. Registration is required at lovemyparks.com.

Also on Saturday, April 8, the Clyde Career Women is holding the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in Clyde Community Park — rain or shine — near the Enclosed Shelter House. The event starts at 2 p.m. and children ages 9 and under are invited to bring their Easter baskets and run in the field and find eggs. Children will be broken into three age groups: 3 and under, 4 to 6, and 7 to 9.

Back in Fremont from noon to 2 p.m. April 8, the annual Hayes Easter Egg Roll will be held at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums in Spiegel Grove. Children are asked to bring three hard-boiled, colored eggs to use in the traditional egg games, which will take place on the Hayes Home lawn. These are the same games played at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Youths ages 3 to 10 can bring a pre-decorated egg to enter in the decorated egg contest. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and be available to take photos with kids. Activities include a scavenger hunt, story reading, a craft and corn hole toss. For updates visit rbhayes.org or call 419-332-2081.

The City of Bellevue's Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be 1 p.m. April 8 in Central Park, 215 North St. The Easter Bunny will be in his house from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bellevue Eagles No. 490.

Ottawa County

In Port Clinton, the City is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, in Lakeview Park, 1100 E. Perry St. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to meet children and will arrive in a Port Clinton Fire Truck.

More than 4,000 candy-filled eggs and many rubber ducks will be available for children to find. There will be fun prizes and grand basket winners. Children are asked to bring an Easter asket or a container to collect eggs. For more information call 419-734-5522, Ext. 239.

In Oak Harbor, the Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday in Adolphus Kraemer Park at the Log Cabin. That will be followed by a candy hunt downtown and visit with the Easter Bunny at the Portage Fire Station. The public event is open to children ages 12 and under. Visit Easter Egg Hunt (oakharborohio.net) for more information.

In Elmore, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Road, will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Hunt times are 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Separate egg hunting areas will be designated for three different age groups between the ages of 0-12. Special golden egg opportunities for both sessions.

Participants should bring a basket. This event is free, but donations of canned goods for the Elmore Food Bank are appreciated. Other activities include: take a photo with the Easter Bunny; an Easter Egg Cookie Decorating Station; Game Station with Harris-Elmore Library; Petting station with Chicks, Bunnies, Ducks, and Goats from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mac and Loaf’s Grill Food Truck; Popping George Kettle Korn; Backed Goods Sale; Face Painting and more.

Additional Easter activities and special church may be emailed to fre-newsdesk@gannett.com.



This article originally appeared on Fremont News-Messenger: Easter fun begins this weekend