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Syracuse's annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

The Easter Bunny will welcome children and their families to Burnet Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, presented by the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs on Saturday, Apr. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.

The Easter Egg Hunt is free and open to children 10 and under.

Children from 2 to 4 years of age will begin the hunt at 10 a.m. Children 5 to 7 years old will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m. and children from 8 to 10 years old will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Children and their parents can gather inside the warming room at Burnet Park and they then will be escorted to the hunt area by the Easter Bunny. Each age group will be broken up into smaller groups and given one minute to gather as many eggs as their baskets can hold. The children can then redeem their eggs for candy and/or prizes, depending on the number of eggs they gather. Those finding the eggs with a "special goody" inside will be entered into a drawing for a new bike, courtesy of the Tipperary Hill Athletic Club.

Children should bring their own bags or baskets to collect eggs.

Not to be confused with the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, those attending the Easter Egg Hunt should use the Avery Avenue or Coleridge Avenue entrance to the Burnet Park.

In the case of inclement weather, the Hunt will be held in the former rink area at Burnet Park.

This event is sponsored, in part, by Price Chopper.

For more information, please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs at 473-4330, ext. 3006.

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