Demopolis, Linden Easter events scheduled

Published 11:57 am Thursday, March 27, 2014

Children in both Demopolis and Linden will have opportunities to attend free Easter egg hunts in April.

On Saturday, April 12, the Marengo County Historical Society will host their annual Easter egg hunt at Lyon Hall at 10 a.m., weather permitting. The event is free for children in second grade or younger. Lyon Hall is on Main Avenue before crossing the railroad tracks coming into downtown Demopolis.

The Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures with children. Parents are asked to bring their own camera for photos with the Easter Bunny as well as their own Easter baskets.

Kirk Brooker with the historical society said children will be split into two age groups — pre-kindergarten as well as kindergarten through second grade.

“There will be about 400 candy-filled eggs total and each group will be split up,” he said. “There will be one golden egg on each side with a prize for each child that finds them.”

Brooker added that there will be lemonade and cookies for everyone who attends.

Whitley Hildebrand will play at Easter at the Gazebo in Linden from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19.

Whitley Hildebrand will play at Easter at the Gazebo in Linden from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19.

In Linden, the city will host Easter at the Gazebo on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 9 a.m.

Vendors will be out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the event, and Linden city secretary Bruce Ward said they are still looking for vendors.

“Being a vendor at Easter at the Gazebo is a great opportunity for churches, Relay for Life teams as well as politicians running for office,” he said.

Vendor forms are available online at http://lindenalabama.net/currentevents.html and are priced at $30 for a 10×10 space. Interested vendors can also contact Ward at (334) 295-5051, ext. 1.

The Easter Bunny will be available at 10 a.m. for pictures, and parents are asked to bring their own cameras to take the free photos.

From 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sweet Water native Whitley Hilderbrand will be playing live music. Ward said he will play a mix of gospel and country music during his set.

At 11:30 a.m., Joyce Morgan, the director of the Marengo County Public Library, will hold story time with children leading up to the Easter egg hunt at noon.

One change to the Easter egg hunt this year is the number of eggs.

“This year, we’re going to have 1,000 candy-filled eggs and 1,000 toy-filled eggs,” Ward said. “In the past, we’ve only had 1,000 eggs total.”

Ward added that there will also be a golden egg, and the child that finds it will win a prize.