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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:30 am

Families looking for a twist to their Easter traditions will enjoy the 14th annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.

“It’s a lot of fun,” said Lisa Bass, BLORA’s outdoor recreation program coordinator. “It’s a new experience for some that have never done it at night.”

More than 65,000 candy-filled eggs will be hidden across three fields, where children of different age groups will hunt for mini treasures. The three hunts will be simultaneous and adults are required to accompany children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old.

“It’s an activity that families should want to go to,” Bass said. “It’s one that the parents can go to with their kids and participate.”

Bass said participants should bring their own flashlights and baskets for the egg hunt, which begins at 8:30 p.m.

“We highly recommend that people arrive early,” said Bass, adding that the gate to get into BLORA will close at 8:10 p.m. “The pre-hunt activities begin at 6 (p.m.), so come early. There’s lots to do.”

Prehunt activities include various games, a magic show, a ventriloquist act and inflatables.

With the exception of pictures with the Easter bunny and concessions, Bass said the event is free and open to the public with admission to the park.

Entry to BLORA is $6 per vehicle, $10 for 12- to 15-passenger vans and $20 for 24-passenger buses.

For more information, call 254-287-2523 or go to www.hoodmwr.com.

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