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The Easter Bunny makes his annual visit to Manchester University on Saturday, April 26 and all area children are invited. In addition to hugs from the big bunny, children age 1 to 12 will find lots to do on the North Manchester campus, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The free event is hosted by student residents of East Hall. On the schedule: face painting, chalk drawing, sack races and other field games, photos with the Easter Bunny, and the Egg Hunt. To give the wee ones equal opportunity, the activities are split into age categories: 1-6 and 7-12.
The Egg Hunt is between East and Garver residence halls, off East Street. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and all children must register beforehand. The Egg Hunt begins at noon.
East Hall is home to about 200 MU students. “One of the best parts about living in East Hall is that we get to host great events for the younger children of the community,” said Letha L. Parrott, East Hall director. East Hall residents will fill 1,000 plastic eggs with treats for the Egg Hunt, she added.
“We want to form and uphold traditions that will allow the children to be comfortable on the Manchester University campus and have great memories here,” Parrott said. “Our hope is that one day they will become MU Spartans who also care about providing good, clean, fun to their communities.