Easter egg hunts set in La Salle, Bureau, Putnam, Marshall counties – Shaw Local

Easter will be celebrated Sunday, April 17, this spring.

In the weekends leading up to the Christian holiday, there will be egg hunts, Easter bunny visits and other activities planned throughout La Salle, Bureau, Putnam and Marshall counties.

Grand Ridge

The Easter bunny will hid eggs in Grand Ridge Park for children to find at 11 am Saturday, April 9. The Grand Ridge Community Festival group will host the event.


The city’s annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled 10:30 am Saturday, April 16, at Hopkins Park ball diamond. It is hosted by the Putnam County Community Church.


The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by Henry Character Counts is scheduled from 10 to 11 am Saturday, April 16, at Central Park.


The Ladd Recreation Board will host an Easter egg hunt 10 to 11 am Saturday, April 9, at Kennedy Park, 900 E. Locust St., for children through fourth grade. Participants should bring their own basket. Donuts and juice will be served at the park shelter. In the event of bad weather, activities will take place at the Ladd Community Center, 303 S. Central Ave.

La Salle

Bring an Easter basket or bag 11 am Saturday, April 9, to the big shelter at Hegeler Park for the free La Salle Parks and Recreation Easter egg hunt. Ages 1 to 10 can participate. There will be one prize basket per child. A rain date is set 11 am Sunday, April 10.


Children of all ages are welcome to bring an Easter basket for an egg hunt and visit with the Easter bunny at noon Saturday, April 9, at Guthrie Park, on the baseball diamonds at 655 Commercial St. There will be raffles and golden egg prizes. Parking will be located across from the park. A rain date is set for Saturday, April 16. The event is sponsored by the Marseilles Recreation Board.

Morris (for pets)

A free doggy Easter egg hunt is planned 9:30 to 11:30 am Saturday, April 9, at Goold Park, on Lisbon Street, in Morris. Bring a bag or basket to collect eggs. There will be plenty of eggs to find and The plastic eggs will have dog treats in them. Bone-a-Fide Care is hosting this event for the 17th year in a row. The Easter bunny also will be available for pictures with your dog. Photos are $ 5. All proceeds go to Pet Project. All dogs must be on a leash. Waste bags are provided. For more info on the event, call Bonnie from Bone-a-Fide Care at 815-791-3639.


An Easter egg hunt is scheduled 10 am Saturday, April 9, at the Oglesby Elks, 800 E. Walnut St. The Easter bunny is planning to make his grand entrance on a fire truck.


More than 300 children from across the region are anticipated to participate in a free Easter egg hunt with roughly 5,000 eggs at 11 am Sunday, April 17, on the south lawn at Skydive Chicago, 3215 E. 1969th Road. Following the hunt, the Easter bunny will be available for photos just before he grabs a parachute for a skydive at noon. For more information on this event, call Skydive Chicago at 815-433-0000 or email info@skydivechicago.com


An Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Peru Parks and Recreation Department, Central Bank and Jessica Strauch State Farm is set for 1 pm Saturday, April 9, at Centennial Park. A reserved sensory time for students with special needs is scheduled for noon. Meet the Easter bunny and bring Easter baskets to collect prizes at the free event.


A free Easter egg hunt is scheduled for 11 am Saturday, April 16, at Soldiers and Sailors Park.


An Easter egg hunt, including basket and prize raffles, candy, yard games and other activities, will take place beginning at 10 am Saturday, April 16, at Crotty Park. Check-in begins at 9:15 am Sugar Mama’s Mini Donuts food truck will be at the park from 9 to 11:30 am Free photos with the Easter bunny will be provided by AnnaRose Photography. Free popcorn and coffee will be provided by Freedom Baptist Church, which is co-organizing the event with the Seneca Park Board. Pre-register by Tuesday, April 12, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seneca-easter-egg-hunt-tickets-288310393147?fbclid=IwAR0AnJee-qK06MHNTvn_-xgCZiDYB8UWaBV9LPNoTTWa45P_c4bdbJXDjQQ


An Easter egg hunt will be conducted 1 pm Saturday, April 16, at Serena United Methodist Church, 2259 US 52.


An Easter egg hunt is scheduled to begin at 11 am Sunday, April 3, at the Sheridan baseball fields. Ages 0-2 will hunt at 11; ages 3-4 at 11:10; ages 5-6 at 11:15; ages 7-8 at 11:20; ages 9-10 at 11:25, but all families are asked to show up early. The Easter bunny is expected to visit. The Sheridan Elevator will host a breakfast from 8 am to noon.

Spring Valley

A free Easter egg hunt for children as old as 10 is scheduled 10 am to noon Saturday, April 9, at Kirby Park, sponsored by Upscale Resale. Along with an egg hunt, there will be baskets, games and prizes. with the Easter bunny at one of the shelters.

Pre-registration is requested prior to Saturday, April 2. There are also opportunities for community members to contribute to the event by providing Easter basket sponsorships or volunteering to prepare, set up, or clean up. Contact Raylene at 815-878-5443 for more information on the event or to help.


An Easter egg hunt with 750 eggs per time slot is scheduled 9 to 10:30 am and 11:30 am to 1 pm Saturday, April 16, at Bizzy Bee, 201 E. 12th St. Cost is $ 20 per child, or $ 30 per family. There will be prizes, candy, snacks, drinks, free pictures with the Easter bunny, and other items. There also will be playtime in the playroom with bounce houses. Go to www.bizzybeealc.com for more information.


An Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 9.


The Utica Fire Protection District will host its annual Easter egg hunt 11 am Saturday, April 9, at Carey Memorial Park. Age groups are toddler, pre-school, kindergarten, first, second and third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades.


The Women of Wenona are hosting a free Easter egg hunt with sign up set for 9:45 am Saturday, April 16, at Wenona City Park. At 10 am, door prizes will be drawn and the cutest cottontail will be announced. Ages 0- 3 will hunt at 10:15 am; 4-6 at 10:20 am; 7-10 at 10:25 am If there is rain, the hunt will be conducted at Fieldcrest Middle School gym.

If there is an Easter egg hunt hosted by a community or non-profit organization in La Salle, Bureau, Putnam, Livingston or Marshall counties not listed that you want us to know about, email newsroom@mywebtimes.com and we will publish an updated list.

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