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March 22, 2013

Easter events planned 
in Tonawandas

Tonawanda News — The Easter Bunny might have a chilly surprise when he hops into the Tonawandas this weekend.

Still, three Easter egg hunts are set — snow, rain or shine — for Saturday in North Tonawanda, the City of Tonawanda and the Town of Tonawanda, as well as other holiday events throughout the area. 

• NORTH TONAWANDA: An Easter egg hunt will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the wooded area of Pinewoods Park, sponsored by the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks, the North Tonawanda Youth Board and the Student Council at North Tonawanda High School.

A general hunt for children ages 12 and younger will feature 3,000 plastic, filled eggs hidden in the park. Awards will be given to those who find special eggs. At 10:15 a.m., children 5 and younger can receive a filled egg from the Easter Bunny, who will be in the small pavilion near the entrance road. Preschool children may also participate in the general hunt.

Participants must live in North Tonawanda or attend a North Tonawanda school.

Also in North Tonawanda, a German Easter program will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St. 

There will be a presentation by Randall Warblow, prepared by Warblow and Elaine Timm, trustees of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York. The program will focus on German Easter traditions and a history of Easter from a German perspective.

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, will host an “Egg-cellent Easter event” from noon to 4 p.m. March 30. The event will feature crafts, games, history and an old-fashioned egg roll. At 1 p.m., The Wondermakers will perform. 

The cost is $6 per person. For more information, visit www.carrouselmuseum.org, call 693-1885 or email info@carrouselmuseum.org.

• TONAWANDA: The City of Tonawanda’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday in Veterans Park for residents age 10 and younger. 

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