If local residents noticed the Easter Bunny hanging around Morse Park North earlier this week, it wasn't a hallucination. The Easter Bunny stopped by Neosho to get the inside scoop on the annual Easter Eggstravaganza in Neosho.
The community wide free event is in the 6th year and will offer fun for kids from toddlers to age 13 on Saturday. Starting at noon, there will be bouncy houses, YMCA activities, face painting, snow cones, hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy - all free!
According to the Easter Bunny there will be thousands of plastic eggs to find, a candy bag for each participant and plenty of fun.
"We're going to have great weather," Lana Henry, one of the event's organizers said. The National Weather Service is calling for sunshine and a high in the 70's.
Neosho Parks and Recreation Director Sally Pennington said the park is ready for the kids.
Gospel Lighthouse Church of Neosho began the event and is in partnership with the City of Neosho. Numerous other sponsors providing cash, products or volunteers include the First Lutheran Church of Neosho, Sweetwater Baptist Church, Adult and Teen Challenge of the Four States, The Canopy Church, Ignite Church, Cornerstone Bible Church, Neosho Southwest Freeman Family Y, Monarch Baptist Church, Cross Church, Rocketdyne Road Church of Christ, Northside Baptist Church, Community of Christ Church, Fellowship Baptist Church, First Christian Church, Wal-Mart, Lowe's, New-Mac Electric, Clark Funeral Home, Robbins Construction, Food For Less, Opal Foods, Sam's Club, MSSU Student Athlete Advisory Committee, NHS Key Club, NHS Air Force Junior ROTC and the Crowder Technical Education Center.
The Easter Egg hunts begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday. There will be age divisions for kids from toddlers to age 13. Participants are asked to bring their own Easter baskets.
The annual Easter Eggstravaganza has grown each year, according to Henry and it's estimated that participation this year may be more than 900 kids.
The event is held across from the world's largest flowerbox on North College Street in Neosho, in Morse Park North.
Bring the kids with their Easter baskets for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza.