Easter events abound across the Oklahoma City metro area

There are plenty of Easter activities this week across the Oklahoma City metro area for families to hunt for eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and get out in nature.
BY VALLERY BROWN vbrown@opubco.com Published: April 5, 2012

Easter celebrations will abound this weekend, with tens of thousands of eggs to hunt, Easter Bunnies to visit and events to attend.

Choctaw's Easter egg hunt is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Choctaw Creek Park, 2001 N Harper. Egg hunters will be divided into age groups as they scavenge for more than 10,000 candy-filled eggs. Children can participate in an Easter bonnet contest, and trophies and prizes will be awarded.

Debbie Green, Choctaw administrative assistant, said it's not unusual for about 500 families to attend the event that's been an annual happening for 14 years.

“There is no charge, it's free parking, the kids will have a lot of fun, and they will all come home with something,” Green said. “The egg hunt goes by so fast it's like buffalo coming through.”

Parents wanting to take pictures of their children with the Easter Bunny should bring a camera, and children will need an Easter basket, she said.

For more information about the event, call 390-8198.

Hunt and hike

For a nature-filled day, Camp DaKaNi, 3309 E Hefner Road, will host a free Easter egg hunt and open house. The camp is operated by Camp Fire USA.

Pamela Ballard, executive director of Camp Fire USA, Heart of Oklahoma Council, said this is the second year for the event. Families can fish, canoe, use the rock climbing wall and explore five nature trails at the camp. There also will be an egg hunt in which two camp scholarships for $250 will be given away. Children will be given goody bags.

“It's quite a different experience to be able to go fishing and hike through 33 acres,” Ballard said.

For more information about Camp DaKaNi's Easter egg hunt and open house, call 254-2069.

Other events

Yukon's Easter on the Prairie is Saturday at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm, 1001 Garth Brooks Blvd. The first egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. More than 35,000 eggs will be hidden for children to find. Children should bring a basket. Parking is on the north side of the farm. For information, call 354-3567.

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