Rim Country Hoppin' With Easter Events

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Easter Egg Scramble

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The Tonto Basin 4-H Clover Kids had a little Easter fun with an egg-rolling contest. This competition was a bit more challenging as it was done in the dirt with plastic eggs that kept opening. Nonetheless, they toughed it out and enjoyed themselves. See our list of Easter activities and worship services.

The 12th Annual Easter Egg Scramble for children ages 12 and under will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15 at Rumsey Park II Ballfield, north of the swimming pool.

Children can collect eggs filled with candy and coupons for special prizes. There is no charge for this event, but children should bring their own Easter basket.

Scramble times and age groups are as follows: ages 0-3 at 9:30 a.m., ages 4 and 5 at 9:45 a.m., ages 6 and 7 at 10 a.m., ages 8 and 9 at 10:15 a.m., ages 10-12 at 10:30 a.m. and special needs kids at 10:45 a.m.

The Payson Humane Society will bring a giant bunny and a llama. Children may get their picture taken with either for a donation.

For more information, call the Payson Parks and Recreation Department at 474-5242, ext. 7.

Easter bake, T-shirt sale

Paws in the Park, builders of the popular Payson Dog Park, will host the annual Easter bake and T-shirt sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15 in front of Safeway on East Highway 260. The Payson Humane Society will also take part, with their sale and a raffle.

Get your Easter treats and support Dog Park improvements, and a new Humane Society shelter.

Saturday Easter in the Park April 15

The Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship wants to invite the community to Rumsey Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15 for Saturday Easter in the Park Celebration.

Contemporary Christian recording artist Buck Storm will be sharing his ministry, along with Rim Country's own local church praise and worship bands. There will also be a Hispanic Christian band and youth music ministry in the afternoon.

Enjoy free hot dogs, soft drinks, sno-cones, cotton candy, dessert, coffee and games for the kids -- a bounce house, hay ride and water balloons.

There will also be a free used clothes giveaway.

For more information, please call (928) 468-0801.

Easter Pie Fest

Payson Womans Club presents the annual Easter Pie Fest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15 in the Womans Club building on Main Street.

Pies, cakes, cookies, Easter crafts, white elephants, pie by the slice and raffle tickets will be for sale. All money raised is given to those who need it the most, and all money stays in the town of Payson. The Payson Womans Club is the oldest club in town.

Pet adoption event

Payson Humane Society will hold a pet adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at Payson Feed, located on the south end of town at the corner of Aero Drive and Beeline Highway.

Several dogs will be available for adoption. They will be spayed or neutered, have all current shots, and will have a microchip for identification.

The animal shelter is currently very overcrowded with great dogs who desperately need to find new homes. If you're considering adding a pet to your family, please come by and meet these wonderful dogs.

Easter worship services:
View list of Easter church services.

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