East Providence Prevention Coalition egg hunt takes place Saturday, April 12

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Prevention Coalition, in conjunction with the East Providence Police Department will hold its fifth Annual Egg Hunt, on Saturday, April 12, on the Crescent Park Carousel grounds. The rain date is Saturday, April 19.

Registration is a $5 donation per child and all registered participants will be eligible to participate in the following: face painting, washable tattoo’s, coloring, potato sack races, egg and spoon dress up relay, parachute, bubbles, jump ropes, ribbon wands, and sing-a-longs. Children’s characters will be walking around and available for pictures. Children’s activities will last until noon.  Pictures with Peter Cottontail will also be available for a $5 per photo donation or if you have your own camera, a $3 per picture donation.

The Egg Hunt is divided into age groups; toddler – age 4, ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and any youth who finds a Golden Egg or stickered egg, will win a special prize.  Bring a basket or a special bag to put your eggs in.  The Carousel will be open and all registered youth participants will receive a complimentary ride.

Registration for the Egg Hunt will begin at 10 a.m, although participants can arrive earlier to wait in line.  No registrations will be taken earlier than 10 a.m.  On-line, non-refundable pre-registrations are available by visiting the EPPC’s website at  www.eastprovidenceri.net. Registration is limited to 500 participants, which has been increased from previous years in hopes of not having to turn anyone away. We will be accepting up to 250 on-line pre registrations and the rest will be accepted on the day of.

All proceeds will benefit the EPPC.  The East Providence Prevention Coalition is a citizens group dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles.  The Coalition develops proactive strategies through collaboration with community partners in both the public and private sectors.

For more information contact the EPPC at 401-435-1923 or email jwall@cityofeastprov.com. Sponsors, golden egg prizes and volunteers are currently being taken.

Editor's Note: This article is currently running in the April 10 edition of The Post with the incorrect date in the sub-headline.

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