POMEROY — The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Pomeroy Merchants Association has been set for March 23 on the Meigs Enrichment Foundation’s green on the hill area near Meigs High School.
Plans for the event were discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Merchants held at Farmers Bank. Dan Short, president, reported that Jenni Dunham will again chair the event where hundreds of colored eggs are hid in three different areas. Children will be divided into age groups and will hunt eggs in an area specified for those in the age range.
The move from the Pomeroy football field where the egg hunt has been held for a number of years was necessitated because of underground line construction going on in that area.
Again this year the children will hunt eggs and then turn their finds in for a prize. In each of the three areas, there will be one golden egg and the child finding that those eggs will receive a giant Easter basket filled with trinkets and candy.
Something new this year will be activities by the Meigs Prayer Task Force. Members will be at the site at 1 p.m. to serve hot dogs to the children and to entertain them with skits and a message about Easter. The egg hunt will begin at 2 p.m. In the event of rain, the egg hunt activities will be postponed to March 31.
Dan Short, president, reported that the signs designating free customer parking spaces have been completed and will be installed on the parking lot soon. The spaces will be three meters on both the lower and upper parking lots, and four in the center for free two hour parking for shoppers. Those occupying the spaces longer than two hours will be ticketed.
Short also reported that a Baby Jesus has been ordered to replace the one taken from the nativity scene on the parking lot stage at Christmastime. The nativity belonged to Trinity Congregational Church but was erected by members of the Merchants Association. He also inquired about the location of the flower baskets which adorn the period light posts from spring to fall that are filled every year by Bob’s Market as a courtesy.
The group also discussed planting flowers in the areas around the stage and the beds between Main Street and the parking lot that will take place around Mother’s Day. Tom Sutton volunteered members of the Middleport-Pomeroy Rotary Club to assist with the planting.