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Easter Egg Hunts, Church Services Slated
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In celebration of springtime and Easter, city officials and many families will hold egg hunts for children this weekend, local churches conduct special services and schoolchildren begin a weeklong Spring Break.

Riverbank will stage its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Castleberg Park (Eighth and Kentucky streets) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, right after the Rabbit Run that starts at the same site at 10 a.m.

There is no fee for children to enter the hunt. Recreation Department officials will divide them into age groups of 4-5, 6-8 and 9-10 for the event conducted in the outfield of the baseball diamond.

The preliminary Rabbit Run has a fee of $7 for children under eight and $10 for nine and over but includes a T-shirt for every registered runner.

On the same day, the Riverbank Nursing Center on Topeka Street will conduct an egg hunt on the lawn at 1 p.m. Children can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, then sit back and enjoy an ice cream sundae. There is no charge. The center is at 2649 West Topeka with a cross street of Jackson Avenue.

Those seeking a church service are reminded the Riverbank Ministerial Association will conduct an Easter Sunday sunrise service in Jacob Myers Park beside the river, starting at 6:40 a.m. The non-denominational service will include addresses, prayer and hymns in both English and Spanish.