By Valerie Baldowski
Nash Farm Park in Hampton will be the site of the third annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt April 3, from 5:30 p.m., until sundown.
The popular event, coordinated by the Henry County Parks and Recreation Department, is anticipated to draw large crowds. Admission is free.
"We usually get around 1,000" participants, said Ashleigh Roell, the department's special events coordinator. "They are four deep around the field."
The event will include inflatables, face painting, a petting zoo and children's games. Activities will also include a three-legged race, a "Bunny Hop" potato sack race, and an egg-and-spoon race.
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served, and children will have an opportunity to make crafts with an Easter theme. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available for $10.
Additionally, said Roell, Radio Disney will broadcast from the event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. "They are very popular with the pre-teen crowd," she said.
Roell said 30,000 eggs will be placed around the field for the children to find.
The egg hunting begins at 7 p.m., for the younger children ages 2 through 5. The older children, she said, will need to wait until the sun goes down before switching on their flashlights to look for eggs.
"It's really neat when they all turn on their flashlights," said Roell.
Nash Farm Park is located at 4361 Jonesboro Road. For more information, call (770) 288-7300.