It's an 'egg-citable' time of year

Easter Sunday is less than two weeks away and communities are gearing up for the Christian holiday with egg hunts. The DeWitt Community Library is even holding a featured talk on how to make the traditional Ukrainian Easter egg.

A list of dates follows for residents who would like to participate in these activities.

Village of Manlius

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday April 16 at Mill Run Park. The hunt begins at 9 a.m. for children age 4 and under, 10:15 a.m. for age 5 to 7 and 11 a.m. for kids age 8 to 11. There will be prizes, candy and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Meet at the front gate of the park.

Village of Fayetteville

Begins at 9 a.m. Saturday April 23 in the parking lot outside the Fayetteville Senior Center, 584 E. Genesee St. There will be candy and egg hunts for children of all ages, special prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Village of East Syracuse

Begins at 10 a.m. Saturday April 23 at Ellis Field Park, Hanlon Pool. For children age 10 and under; there will be two separate areas set up - one for kids 6 and under and the other for kids age 7 though 10. Find the special egg! There will be candy for everyone and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Ukrainian Easter egg presentation

The Friends of the DeWitt Community Library will be holding its annual tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday April 16 in the Friends Room of the library. Guest speaker Linda Evans will talk about the fine art of Ukrainian Easter eggs, or Pysanka; the symbols and meanings behind the decorative folk designs and how these customs were preserved through generations. Attendees will not make their own eggs, but will be able to witness the various stages of creation. Two decorated eggs will also be raffled off as a door prize. Registration is required; call the library at 446-3578. Turn to page 1 for related article.

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