One of the Highland County Senior Citizens Center’s more popular events – A Pancake Extravaganza with the Easter Bunny and Friends – will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8 at the center in Hillsboro.
“If you like ‘PAW Patrol,’ if you like Elmo and Princess Belle, or even ‘Minions,’ you’re going to love this event,” said Mechell Frost, executive director of the center located at 185 Muntz St.
The cost is $5 for children and adults and $3 for kids 23 months old and younger.
The children receive an Easter basket filled with treats; a breakfast of pancakes, sausage and drinks; can dance with the characters to the “Chicken Dance,” “Bunny Hop” and other songs; a photo with the Easter bunny; an indoor Easter egg hunt; and can color eggs and play games.
There will also be door prizes for children and adults.
Those paying the entry fee will receive a ticket and be entered in a drawing for Kings Island and Cincinnati Reds tickets, among other items.
The pancakes will be served plain with strawberry, chocolate chip and syrup toppings available. During the Easter egg hunt, each child will be limited to finding three eggs to take home.
Frost, now in her sixth year at the center, said there are several reasons the center has offered an Easter event since well before she came on board.
“It is a fundraiser like many of the events we offer, and we love to have these events because we love to share the occasion and the memories they create with other members of the community,” she said. “And it gets people in our building. That way they can see who we are and what we do, and help us continue to offer through the week everything that we offer here.”
Tickets can be purchased at the center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by visiting www.highlandseniors.com.
Those buying presale tickets do not have to wait in line at the door.
One week before the Easter celebration, the senior center will host Ham Bingo from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. The doors open at noon and food will be available to purchase until the games start at 1 p.m.
Game cards are 25 cents per game and there is no limit on the number of cards that can be purchased. The winners of the games receive hams.
For more information call the center at 937-393-4745.
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