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Leonardtown, MD –March 24will be a day for kids and parents alike to hop down to the 35thannual Easter Egg Festival. The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks will host the rain or shine community event at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds from11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Easter Festival has become a Southern Maryland staple every Spring and features egg hunts for all ages up to 12 years, photos with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment, free arts and crafts, egg decorating contest, face painting and goods and services for sale by local area vendors. Pony rides will be available for an additional cost.

For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in the egg hunt, have a photo takenwith Mr. or Mrs. Bunny, participate in recreational activities and enjoy free face painting and crafts.Kids can also meet Superheroes and participate in a BMX course or tennis demonstration.

Food and beverages will also be available for separate purchase. Advance tickets will be available at the Recreation & Parks main officeMondayFriday8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Recreation and Parks is actively seeking donations and sponsorships. Please call for additional details.

Net proceeds from the Easter Egg Festival, along with the Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament, help fund the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Program. Scholarships provide qualified individual applicants the opportunity to participate in a recreation activity at 50% of the registration fee.

For more information please visitwww.stmarysmd.com/recreate/easteror call301-475-4200, ext. *1800.

Image courtesy of the Maryland State Archives