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Egg hunts include offerings for kids with special needs

Posted March 16, 2015
Updated March 17, 2015

Children go through the eggs they picked up during the Pullen Park Egg Hunt Saturday, Mar. 23, 2013.  The annual event is held for children ages 10 and under with the eggs containing healthy snacks and other prizes.  (Photo by Jeffrey A. Camarati)

We have at least two egg hunts in the next few weeks that are designed specifically for kid with special needs.

Cary will hold its fourth annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 2, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park. Kids ages 12 and younger with special needs and developmental or physical disabilities are invited to this event. Kids are welcome to bring a buddy along to help during the hunt. The event also includes a visit with the Easter Bunny and other activities and entertainment. It's free. A bounce house and other fun will be available during the entire event. The hunts are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 7 and under and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for ages 8 to 12.

The event is free, but registration is encouraged. Cary's website (scroll to the bottom of the page) has more information about the event and details on how you can register.

Also, the N.C. Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments will hold a beeping egg hunt for the visually impaired. It's 10 a.m. to noon, April 11, at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, which is across the street from Pullen Park along Ashe Avenue. The nonprofit, along with the Winston-Salem Police Department Bomb Squad, are hosting the event, which also includes interactive activities with local groups that provide services to children with visual impairments. (Similar events also will be held in Winston-Salem and Asheville).

The event, which is designed for all ages, is free, but registration is required. Learn more about the event at its EventBrite site.

And another to add to the list: The town of Wake Forest also will have an egg hunt for kids with special needs as part of its town celebration. It's at 11:30 a.m., March 28, at Joyner Park. Other hunts also are scheduled at the park that morning. It's free!

Our Easter events database has more egg hunts and Easter Bunny visits.

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  • Rob Creekmore Mar 17, 2015
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    I'm glad to see that someone is doing this.