The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will host the 2016 Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. Hundreds of children are expected to participate in this annual spring event. Over 15,000 candy and prize-filled eggs will be hidden in Bissell Park with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize egg in each age group. This event will be held rain or shine, so participants should dress for the weather. If severe weather prevents hiding the eggs outdoors, they will be given away in the gym, and a drawing will be held for the prizes.

Participants should arrive early and assemble in the Civic Center gymnasium prior to 11 a.m. The children will be divided into separate age groups and will be escorted to their respective hunt areas. The hunt is targeted for children four years old through children in fourth grade.

The Recreation and Parks Department staff will make a reasonable effort to provide appropriate accommodations for special needs. Parents of children who require a more accessible hunt area are encouraged to call ahead.

Adult volunteers (age 16 and up) are needed to hide eggs, supervise the hunt areas and assist participants. All volunteers should be prepared to work from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on the day of the event and should dress according to the weather. The first 50 volunteers to sign up will receive an event T-shirt. A pizza lunch will be served to all volunteers immediately following the event.

For more information call the Civic Center front desk at (865) 425-3450 or visit the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks website at

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