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Branson area offers children a variety of Easter Egg Hunts and activities in 2009

by Gary Groman aka The Ole Seagull
published: Apr 6, 2009

It looks like Branson’s Easter Bunny is going to be acting more like the “Energizer Bunny” on April 11, 2009. He has no less than three scheduled appearances and three Easter Egg Hunts to get ready for the children who live in the Branson Hollister area or will be visiting Branson over the Easter weekend. The good news is that he will get a lot of help from his helpers at the Tri-Lakes Kiwanis, Branson Tourism Center, Factory Merchants Branson, and the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce.

Branson’s newest Easter Event, “The First Annual Branson Tourism Center Easter Egg Hunt” will be held in the city of Branson’s Stockstill Park, 260 James Epps Road from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a variety of fun and exciting things planned for children of all ages throughout the day including live music, balloon animals, face painting, Easter Egg painting, Easter Egg baskets, contests and games. The “Toddler Easter Egg Hunt” will start at 2:30 p.m. with the Easter Egg Hunt for those 5 through 12 starting at 3:00 p.m.

All the activities and the Easter Egg Hunts are free and both “locals” and visitors to the Branson area are invited to participate. Concessions selling items such as hot dogs, chips, soda and cotton candy, etc. will be available throughout the event. Although all the activities and the Easter Egg Hunts are free, donations for Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event to raise money for cancer research will be accepted and appreciated. For additional information call Tiffany Combs, Administrative Assist, Branson Tourism Center, at 417-334-4400.

The Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 24th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Hollister High School football field for toddlers through 8 starting at 12:30 p.m. The children will be divided into age groups and are encouraged to bring baskets or bags. This year, the Easter Bunny will be arriving at the football field by helicopter, provided by Chopper Charter Branson.

The Factory Merchants Branson (Red Top Mall), 1000 Pat Nash Drive, is hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt for children 10 years and under with a separate area for toddlers. In addition there will be prizes for the winner, a contest for the “Best Decorated” basket or bag” and the Easter Bunny will there to visit. Call 417-335-6686 for additional information.

The Easter Bunny will be at the Branson Tri-Lakes Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Appleby’s Restaurant at 1836 W. Highway 76 to visit with the children attending. The all you can eat pancake breakfast is free to children 4 and under and is $5.00 for everyone else. The proceeds from the event will go to the Children’s Miracle Network as part of the Kiwanis Club’s Children Priority One project to assist young kids under five. For additional information call and tickets call 417-335-9231.


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