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Miss-Lou Easter Egg Hunt is April 20

It once again is time for the Miss-Lou Easter Egg Hunt.

This year’s hunt will be 10 a.m. April 20 at Duncan Park Ball Field.

I have the privilege of being involved for the past 27 years in the largest Easter egg hunt in the area.

This year we are celebrating the 64th year for this great community event. It continues to be the most popular event of the year.

After my father P.K. Ewing Jr. at WMIS Radio did this event and then Jim and Diana Nutter and family at WTYJ/WMIS continued this yearly Easter egg hunt, I took over the egg hunt about 27 years ago and have enjoyed watching it grow into the biggest and best Easter egg hunt for many miles around.

I am working this year’s egg hunt with a heavy heart in the passing of Ann Allen Hash. For over eight years, she worked so hard in doing so much and she enjoyed every minute of it. She is missed so much in so many ways that if you knew her, then you would know she had a heart of gold.

With the help of coach Wilbert Whitley and the Natchez Recreation Department, along with Marvin and Stacy Lofton, this egg hunt will have thousands of eggs and more prizes than ever before.

Each egg will have candy or special numbers inside that will receive prizes. Thanks again to many area businesses such as WTYJ/WMIS radio, McDonald’s of Natchez and Vidalia, Home Bank, Kelly’s Kids and many others too numerous to mention.

This event would not be the huge success it is today without the many merchants’ generous support and it is very much appreciated.

“Jelly Bean” our official mascot will be on hand to pass out candy and prizes to all of the children. In a day and time when family events are few and far between, I take pride in being able to continue this event for the families of the Miss-Lou.

The ages this year for the hunt will be from 1 to 8 years old. So, at 10 a.m. April 20, load the kids in the car and don’t forget the Easter Baskets. Come to Duncan Park. Everyone is invited. Children ages 1 to 8 are welcome to hunt eggs, and it is all free. Come out and join in some good, clean family fun at the 64th Annual Miss-Lou Easter Egg Hunt.

Bobby Ewing is a resident of Natchez.

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