Easter egg hunt in Hillsboro


A community Easter egg hunt will be held by the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene at the green space off of West Main Street in Hillsboro from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

The event is free, and everyone in the local community is invited to attend. Children up to age 12 will be able to participate in the hunt.

The annual event has previously been held at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, but city officials wanted to make use of the green space for the event.

“This has been done at the church before, so it is the first time at the green space,” said Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene Pastor Tom Zile.

Zile said an Easter bunny will be available for pictures for the duration of the event, and a lamb representing Christ will also be part of the event.

Prizes will be awarded in different age categories in exchange for prize eggs that are found.

Meals of hot dogs, cookies, chips and bottled water will be available free to everyone who attends the event.

Zile said he expects a large crowd to show up for the Easter egg hunt. “We normally, out at our church – having it out there – we normally had 500 or 600 kids, so being uptown, I would expect on 700 to 900 kids,” he said.

Zile is looking forward to the event. “It’s a chance to just minister to the community, to be there to serve, and for people to know that our church is there and ready to help, and just to be involved in the community and make ourselves available,” said Zile.

Reach John Hackley at 937-402-2571.

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