The Easter Bunny’s weekend starts early on Saturday, March 30, in La Vergne.
Three lucky children will find prize eggs during the traditional Easter Egg Hunt in La Vergne, scheduled Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park. Games will begin at 9 a.m. and the egg hunt is scheduled for 10 a.m.
“We call it an Easter Egg Hunt, but when you see a football field filled with colorful eggs it is more of an egg run,” Mayor Senna Mosley said with a smile. “But the children love this event so it is a pleasure to offer it every year.”
All egg hunters will first meet at Shelter A next to the playground for games such as a bunny bean bag toss, guessing jelly beans in a jar, a spoon-egg race and craft projects.
For children ages 11 and under, thousands of eggs are scattered at the football field. There will be three age divisions with three grand prizes: newborn to age four; five to seven; and eight to 11 years old.
From there the Bunny will make a stop at the 13th annual Easter Eggstravaganza at the Sam Davis Home.
Continuing the community wide event the Davis family held many years ago, the Sam Davis Home will be featuring Easter activities from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. The Easter Bunny always makes a special appearance and loves to see the plantation filled with children enjoying the games, face painting, and more. Three egg hunts are scheduled for the morning activities: children ages 0-3 hunt at 10:30 a.m., ages 4-6 hunt at 11 a.m., and ages 7-10 hunt at 11:30 a.m.
Guided tours of the historic home will be offered every hour on the hour for a reduced price. Admission is only $5 per vehicle. The Sam Davis Home is located at 1399 Sam Davis Rd. in Smyrna.
Finally, the Easter Bunny will arrive in Murfreesboro for Murfreesboro’s Citywide Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Richard Siegel Community Park.
Participants will hunt for eggs and then exchange them for prizes at the egg-change booth. Age-appropriate hunts will be offered repeatedly throughout the event, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance. In addition, there will be carnival-style games and a visit from the Easter Bunny.