Copperas Cove Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Easter egg round-up at 9 a.m. April 12 at City Park, 1204 West Avenue B.

The free annual event has been held in Cove for more than 20 years, said Mark Willingham, recreation coordinator.

Kids and their families can expect lots of fun with the egg hunt which will be staged by age brackets and will see more than 10,000 eggs distributed, Willingham said.

“Last year we had approximately 600 participants and that’s not including parents,” he said. “We also had an arts and craft area that we would like to return and are currently seeking sponsors for that portion of the event. And Fester the bunny will also be there, so parents should bring their cameras.”

The Easter egg hunt will take place rain or shine unless, of course, there’s a violent thunderstorm, Willingham said.

“We advise that parents also check the weather so they know how to dress their children accordingly,” he said. “Comfortable shoes and clothes are encouraged and bring a basket or bag for hunting.”

Participants should meet by the stage adjacent to the duck pond for the hour-long event. Call Parks and Recreation at 254-542-2719.

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Herald

A journalist by trade, Corinne has written for both the military and civilian populations. She has a Master's in Writing and Bachelor's in English. She is also a military spouse and her family is currently stationed at Fort Hood.

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