Updated April 11 at 9:31 a.m.

Fun-filled times to lead up to Easter


OGEMAW COUNTY — Residents won’t have to hunt too far for Easter events in the community, as six events will be held over the next two weekends.

Alger and Rose City will be kicking off the Easter festivities April 13, with Alger Parks and Rec holding its event from 1-2 p.m. at the Moffatt Township Fire Hall on M-76 south of Maple Ridge Road. Kids will be able to meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs, and snacks and refreshments will be provided. Two bikes will be given away during the event.

Also at 1 p.m. April 13, Rose City Park will be hosting an easter egg hunt for children 11 and younger. According to the flier, it is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the community.

The following week, the Skidway Lake Chamber of Commerce will hold its Easter event Saturday, April 20, starting at noon sharp at the chamber, at 2777 E. Greenwood Rd. The Easter Bunny will be there, and parents are encouraged to bring cameras for pictures. An Easter egg hunt will be held outside, with prizes and candy in the eggs. Children 12 and younger can participate, divided into four age groups.

The West Branch Optimist Club will also be hosting an egg hunt April 20 at noon at Irons Park, most likely on the tennis court according to member Chuck Snyder. Participants will be divided into two age categories, 5 and younger and 6-12.

Two churches will also be hosting community Easter egg hunts Saturday, April 20. The Lupton Friends Church will hold one at 2 p.m., for toddlers to fifth-graders. The church is located at 3365 Main St., Lupton.

The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is holding its egg hunt at 1:30 April 20 for sixth-grade kids and younger, and kids will also be able to get pictures with the Easter Bunny. They are asked to bring their own bag or basket.

This story has been updated with an additional event since going to print.


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