WEIRTON - The annual Weirton Community Easter Egg Hunt is set for this weekend.
The event, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation and sponsored by the Weirton Elks Lodge 1801, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Millsop Community Center. The hunt also will receive support from the Eat 'n Park restaurant in Weirton.
It is free for area youth, from toddlers to 12 year olds.
"This is one holiday tradition in our community that families look forward to each year," Paul Duffy, of the Weirton Elks Lodge said. "The children have come to expect the big hunt and we are more than glad to be a part of the event to make it happen."
More than 150 children attend the Easter Egg Hunt each year, searching for colorful, plastic eggs which contain candy and the possibility of a prize ticket.
Park Board Program Director Kevin Elias said the Easter egg hunt is one of those activities that relies on the community for support.
"Parents and kids alike call weeks in advance to see when we're going to have the Easter egg hunt," Elias said. "If it weren't for the financial support from Weirton Elks, this event wouldn't be possible."
Parents are advised to bring their children in early and have them registered before the first group of kids go out to find their eggs at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, contact the Millsop Community Center at (304) 797-8520.