Several area churches and municipalities are hosting events, and most are free and open to the public.
* The city of Holly Springs will hold its 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31. The Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. at Barrett Memorial Park.
Over 12,000 eggs will be hunted by children ages infant to 12.
The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures and each family receives one complimentary picture. Every child participating receives a prize.
The free community event is made possible by sponsors Northside Cherokee Hospital, Holly Springs Downtown Development Authority, Sheriff Roger Garrison Charities, North Metro Waste, Paradyme Entertainment, Adcock Pest Control and Cherokee Bank.
In case of inclement weather, the City will reschedule the Egg Hunt to Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m.
For more information contact the city at (770) 345-5536 or visit the website at www.hollyspringsa.us
* Northside Hospital-Cherokee is hosting its 26th annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the hospital grounds at 201 Hospital Road in Canton.
This year’s event will include many activities and fun for all ages such as a petting zoo, moon walks, carnival games, face painters, arts and crafts, food, music and more. Children are reminded to bring their Easter baskets for the egg hunt.
This year, there will be four egg hunts:
* 1:30 p.m. — for children, age 0 to 3 years old, and for those who have special needs and require assistance
* 1:45 p.m. — for children, ages 4 to 6
* 2 p.m. — for children, ages 7 to 9
* 2:15 p.m. — for children, ages 10 years and up
Admission to the Easter Eggstravaganza, food and activities are free. Photographs with the Easter Bunny are $5 for two photos, while souvenir T-shirts will be available for $10 each.
All proceeds benefit the Special Care Nursery at Northside Hospital-Cherokee.
Guests also are encouraged to bring donations of diapers (large size diapers and pull-ups) and/or wipes for MUST Ministries in Cherokee. Collection bins will be available at the event.
In case of rain, the event will move to the G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA, 151 Waleska St., Canton. In case of severe weather, the event will be canceled.
For more information, call (770) 720-5474.
* South Cherokee Baptist Church is having an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturdayat 11 a.m. and the event is free to the public.
The community is invited and everyone is welcome. Games and lunch will follow the egg hunt.
The church is located at 7504 Highway 92 in Woodstock. For information call (770) 926-0422.
* Heritage Baptist Fellowship will host an Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic on Sunday, April 1, at noon following the Sunday morning worship service.
The event will offer fun for the whole family and include a hot dog picnic and Easter Egg Hunt, for toddlers, children and youth.
The church is located at 3615 Reinhardt College Parkway in Canton. For information call (770) 479-9415.
* Sixes United Methodist Church is hosting a free Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, beginning at 10 a.m. The location is the lower parking lot of Sixes UMC at 8385 Bells Ferry Road in Canton.
The Easter Egg Hunt is for ages toddlers through fifth grade. For more information, contact Brad Bunn at (770) 345-7644.
* Mill Creek Baptist Church on East Cherokee Drive in Woodstock will be having an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
* The city of Canton is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Festival sponsored by the Main Street Program on April 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will be held in Cannon Park in downtown Canton on Main Street.
The first Easter egg hunt starts at 1:15 p.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, music, and kids’ activities including inflatables, lawn games and a scavenger hunt are part of the event. For information contact Ginger Garrard at (770) 704-1548.
* The 64th annual Easter Parade is being planned for April 8 at 4 p.m. The parade will begin at Cherokee High School on Marietta Highway and end at Ralph J. Bunche School on Belletta Drive in Canton.
Entry forms may be picked up at the North Canton Fire Department. For more information contact Chief James P. Morris Sr. at (770)479-2994 or Mr. Charles Holmes at (770)720-7918