Our region is proud of its hunting heritage ... and that pride trickles down the the toddlers in all of us this time of year during the annual Easter egg hunts that scatter the area.
My two daughters, ages 6 and 8, were all business Saturday morning as we prepared for the Port Ann Wesleyan Church's annual Easter egg hunt/Easter kids program. Instead of camo, they outfitted themselves in the colorful pastels of the season. In place of rifles, ammo and the customary Buck knife, they brandished their plastic Easter buckets.
The weather was clear, although a little chilly, but the 50-plus children in attendance didn't seem to mind one bit. Their minds were focused on the bright platic eggs and prizes inside each. Like any real hunt, the egg hunt was over quicker than it began. One-by-one, each child brought basket after basket of his/her harvest into the church fellowship hall.
Our region has a few more egg hunts in the wings for this coming Saturday, including one at the Middleburg VFW at noon, an egg hunt at the Grubb's Lutheran Church in Mount Pleasant Mills at 1 p.m. and an egg hunt at the Paxtonville United Methodist Church at 11 a.m.