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Sedalia Parks and Recreation’s annual Easter Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for next week due to inclement weather.

“Looking at the forecast, even at the very best it’s going to be cold and rainy so we thought we should move it to next weekend,” said Parks Director Mark Hewett. “We hate to have it on Easter weekend, we know how busy families get, which is why we usually hold it the weekend before, but we thought the weather was going to be so awful (today) it needed to be moved.”

The Easter Egg Hunt is one of the Parks Department’s biggest events of the year, Hewett said, regularly drawing 1,000 or more people.

“I think families like it because we have different age groups for the kids, little ones aren’t being trampled by older kids running to get eggs,” Hewett said. “And we also have train rides and pictures with the Easter Bunny, of course. The lowest attendance we’ve had was around 800 people and that year there was weather like right now — snowy and cold.”

The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10 a.m., March 30, at Liberty Park. Children up to age 10 are invited to search for eggs and get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. The Doggie Bone Hunt, for non-aggressive, well-socialized dogs on a leash, will start immediately after at 10:30 a.m. Dogs can take photos with the Easter Bunny as well. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 826-4930 or go to sedaliaparks.com.

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