An important annual event for the community is set for Saturday morning April 13 on the grounds of the Hopkins County Civic Center, the Easter Egg Hunt and Meet ‘n Greet put on by the Sheriff’s Department. It’s free to all families and individuals to attend. Children who come for the 10:30am egg hunt are asked to bring their own basket. And everyone is invited for food, entertainment, fellowship and fun between 10:30 am and 1pm. The event is put on at no charge to the public.
According to Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum, this is a tradition started by former Sheriff Butch Adams, and is one that will be carried forward because of it’s value to the community. Tatum stated, “this event enables our department force to “give back” to the community in a relaxed environment. It’s an opportunity for us to interact with the kids in a fun and positive way and also to let them see us in uniform and know that we are their friends, in addition to being there for them when we are out on calls. So don’t miss this. It’s a big event. Everybody is invited to come, to bring the kids for the egg hunt, the bounce houses and other entertainment, and stay for the free food and prizes too”.