According to Alvin Jordan, Deputy for the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department, the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout has been rescheduled for Saturday April 27, 2019 from 10:30am til 1pm. Jordan stated “After much consideration about the thunderstorm forecast for April 13, and checking the availability of the Civic Center grounds for an alternate date, it was decided that we will hold the Easter Egg hunt on Saturday April 27, even though the date is after Easter. We want to host families as planned on the grounds of the Civic Center for the free hamburger/hot dog cookout, live entertainment and the featured activity, hunting eggs hidden on the “old stew grounds”!
Children who attend will be categorized in age groups for the hunts: ages 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 years old. Each child will have a colored “ticket” identifying their age group. There is no charge for the tickets, or for any part of the event. Children are encouraged to bring their own baskets.
Adding fun to the day will be clowns, a barrel train for kids, a balloon artist and a number of bounce houses. The Sulphur Springs Police Department will have a “fingerprint file” booth to take children’s fingerprints to add to the Child Database used by law enforcement. EMS plans a “careflight” landing, and Fire Chief Andy Endsley will bring fire trucks for the children to see. So, mark your calendars for Saturday April 27 for a family fun event for all ages!