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EASTER EGG HUNTS ARE ON ALL OVER THE WEEKEND

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March 28, 2002 – The Source doesn't necessarily know exactly where the Easter eggs are, but we can point you and your children in the right direction to places all over the islands where eggs are being hidden. Lots of other good play and fun will be going on along with egg hunts.
Rotary Club of Charlotte Amalie's hiding eggs at the University of the Virgin Islands Reichhold parking grounds. The festivities are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and there'll be much more than the Easter Egg Hunt: celebrity ducking, horseshoes, an auto show, games of all sorts – and the Grand Egg Race. Since all the eggs are being hidden, the Grand Egg Race is going to feature 5,000 golf balls. Proceeds of this family event will benefit several local charities. There's more about this event in a Source article in Things to Do.
Moms are hiding eggs – quite naturally. After all, who's best at passing on the Easter traditions, boiling eggs and helping the kids decorate them, filling the surprise Easter baskets. Four moms in particular – Holly Palm, Amy Tayler, Tina Olive and Marines Fisher – are hiding eggs in the palm grove and the beach at Magens Bay, and you can go to hunt for them at 10 a.m. Saturday. This is their fourth year, and they expect about a hundred hunters. This year will also feature an Easter bunny who will sit the kids on his lap – do you think he got confused about his role? These moms have come corporate sponsors this year – A. H. Riise, St. Thomas Dairy, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Diamonds International, Frigate restaurant, CoolSigns, Bellows International and West Indies Corp.
The governor's been hiding Easter eggs – at least Gov. Charles Turnbull's annual Children's East Egg Hunt is on for all three islands. The St. Croix search will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Agricultural Station in Lower Love, recently renamed The Rudolph Schulterbrandt Agricultural Station, according to an email release.
The Governor's St. John hunt will be at 2 p.m. at the Battery, Cruz Bay.
On St. Thomas, the hunt will be held on the grounds of the UVI golf course from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday. "Children of all ages" are invited, for there'll be bag races, lime and spoon races, and more.
Somebody's hiding eggs at Tutu Park Mall, and you can go look for theirs from noon to 4 p.m. The Easter bunny's going to hop on over there, too, and pose for a picture with you. E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary School's Music Department will perform while the egg hunt goes on.
The National Guard Readiness Group's hiding eggs. Come to the East End armory from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for the egg hunt, egg painting, games, snacks and more fun.
Nobody's hiding eggs at Coral World, but they have lots of special Easter activities anyway. The marine park is open all weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and Sunday will be full of special events. There'll be face painting and mini baskets of candy and other goodies. Here you can have your picture taken with a tropical bird. Or you can sit beside the duck pond and watch a couple of pintail ducklings growing old enough to fly. More about this event in a Source Things to Do article, too.
Eggs are being hidden at the Tiny Tot Playground in Smith Bay, and you can go there to hunt for them from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Sponsors St. Thomas East End Lions Club and the V.I. Water and Power Authority promise rides, games, races, food and music.
And if you'd prefer to do your searching in nature, the V.I. National Park can still accommodate you on the Reef Bay Trail hike Good Friday: enjoy lots of birds and hike in the cool shade of overhanging trees.
And if you'd prefer a metaphorical search, check out the Cosmic News column in the Source's section on Lifestyles / Advice: it'll show you how to locate the Rabbit in the Full Moon. Campers at Cramer's Park on St. Croix ought to check out the sky.
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