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News Release, St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks

Leonardtown, MD– On Saturday, April 6, the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation & Parks will host its 36thAnnual Easter Egg Festival at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. This rain or shine event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is open for the entire community.

The Easter Festival has become a staple of the Southern Maryland community every spring and features egg hunts for all ages up to 12, 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.

For a $5.00 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 take a pony ride; participate in a BMX course or play in the tennis demonstration. Pet adoptions, a K9 demonstration by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff Department and a food drive will also be a part of the festivities.

Food and beverages will be available for separate purchase from a variety of vendors. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Recreation & Parks main office Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Net proceeds from the Easter Festival, along with the Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament, are used to fund the Recreation & Parks Scholarship program which provides qualified individual applicants the opportunity to participate in an activity at a 50% prorated amount of the registration fee.

For more information please visitwww.stmarysmd.com/recreate/easteror call 301-475-4200 ext. 71800.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...