The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 19 at 1506 Veterans Ave., in Copperas Cove.

This year the event will witness its 30 year anniversary at the post, said Juanita Workman, event coordinator. “I’d say the egg hunt is as old as the number of years I’ve been a member,” she said. “We usually get about 50 or so participants, but I’m planning for 100 kids this year. I love making them small to-go baggies filled with chocolate, too.”

The hunt will be divided into these age groups: infant to 1 year old; 2 to 3 year old; 4 to 6 year old; 7 to 9 year old, and 10 to 12 year old.

“The little ones, such as infants to 4-year-olds, can be accompanied by their parents, but 6-year-olds and up, they can go hunting alone,” Workman said. “We’ll also have prizes in each age group for the most eggs collected and a secret prize in one special egg in each age category as well.”

There also will be a general raffle and prizes.

The egg hunt is open to the public and refreshments will include cupcakes, candy, Kool-Aid and Capri Sun drinks.

“All the items we have are donated and we are still accepting donations,” Workman said. “We also need more wrapped candy for eggs and more prizes for each age group.”

Call Workman at 254-652-9080.

Contact Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro at or 254-501-7476

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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