Special to the
Opelika Observer

Spring is in the air and filled with Easter excitement in Opelika.
Opelika’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting three annual Easter events during a span of three days for the community, a great chance for children and citizens to gather together and celebrate.
The Flashlight Egg Hunt will start on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event, and it is for children in the third through fifth grades. All attendees must bring a flashlight and a basket to participate.
The field will be separated into different areas per age group to hunt. Parents should send children down to the appropriate grade area and remain in the stands for the event. Golden eggs and special prizes will be hidden in the grass, waiting to be collected once the lights go off.
The Easter Bunny and chicken will also be in attendance to pose for pictures prior to the event. According to Opelika Parks and Recreation Event Coordinator Mandy Johnson, the event brings in more than 100 children each year and is a unique way for children to experience an Easter egg hunt.
On April 19, children ages six to 10 can participate in the Underwater Egg
] Hunt at the Opelika Sportsplex from 6 to 8 p.m. Egg hunters of all swimming experience will have the opportunity to collect weighted eggs from the bottom of the pool. Participants can exchange their eggs for special Easter treats after the hunt.
The Underwater Egg Hunt is free for all Sportsplex members. Participants who are not members will only have to pay $4 per child to participate.
Opelika Parks and Recreation’s Easter events will conclude on April 20, with Easter on the Square. The event will be held at courthouse square and is open to children in the second grade and younger.
For more information, call 334-705-5560 or visit www.opelika-al.gov/Parks-Recreation.