POMEROY — Hundreds of children turned out Saturday afternoon for the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Pomeroy Merchants Association held on the Meigs Enrichment Foundation’s ball field near Meigs High School.
The Easter bunny (Aaron Dunham) was there to greet the children and Soul Harvest Church youth, representing the area Prayer Task Force, presented a playlet telling the story of Christ from birth to death on the cross.
Hotdogs were served to the children attending and each one finding one of the more than 2500 eggs hidden on the field qualified for a prize. The field was divided into three sections for the hunt — preschoolers, kindergarten through second grade, and third, fourth and fifth graders.
Large Easter baskets were presented to the finders of the golden eggs, one of which was hidden in each section. The winners were Brogan Wamsley pre-school, Timberlyn Templeton, kindergarten through second grade, and Chasity Jones, the older group.
Again this year Jenni Dunham was chairman, with Dan Short as president of the Merchants Association as co-chairman. The event has been held for many years at the Pomeroy football field, but this year had to be moved to another location because of sewer line replacement work taking place on the field.