Easter Weekend Full Of Events

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Egg Scramble

Egg Hunts

Payson’s 16th Annual Egg Scramble for children 12 and under is just around the corner and down the bunny trail.

Every year, Rim Country children have gathered at Rumsey Park for the annual Easter Egg Scramble. The event is organized by the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department and attracts an estimated 1,000 area children.

The children “scramble” for more than a few thousand eggs stuffed with treats and prize coupons. After the first round of “scrambling,” there is approximately 15 minutes between age groups. The individual groups are: ages 1 to 3; 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 to 12; and special needs.

The big community Easter egg hunt will start at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 11 at Rumsey Park. There is no charge for this event.

To learn more, call the parks office at (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

The Easter egg hunt in Pine is hosted by Pine By Design and Mission Hills Mortgage Bankers and takes place at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11 and is open to children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old.

In addition to an egg hunt, there will be games and activities planned for all age groups, plus prizes.

So bring your children to Pine by Design at 3494 N. Highway 87 (at the corner of the Old County Road and Highway 87 in Pine) and enjoy a great afternoon together.

Family Fun Day

Several local health organizations have organized a Family Fun Day in the Payson High School gym Saturday, April 11.

The day will be filled with games, free food, prizes and interactive activities to help parents learn how to talk to their kids about the dangers of underage alcohol use.

Community organizations and agencies will hold games and fun activities at their booths throughout the gym, which coordinate with the theme that drinking is not acceptable until age 21.

“The emphasis will be that parents are the best drinking prevention tool and all information will be geared to parents talking to their kids about alcohol,” organizer Debra Shewey said.

Although the event has a serious message, it will be presented in a fun and interactive way to get children involved, including a puppet theater, drunk goggles, egg hunt, face painting and prize drawing.

The event is sponsored by the Community Prevention Council, Governor’s Office, Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona and Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.

For more information, contact Shewey at (928) 595-1199.

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