Haywood has plenty of Easter activities for the family

Grab your Easter basket and enjoy
Mar 20, 2013
Photo by: Jessi Stone Akiera Gutierrez, 10 months, places Easter eggs in her basket.

There is an abundance of Easter activities for the whole family to enjoy in Haywood County. Here are some of the events sure to brighten your holiday celebration:

• Elks Easter egg hunt March 30

The Waynesville Elks Lodge, 510 Dellwood Road, in Waynesville, will hold an Easter egg hunt with prize eggs Saturday, March 30. The festivities will begin at 11:15 a.m., with the hunt to begin at noon.  All children up to the age of 10 are welcome to come hunt eggs, see the Easter Bunny and more. For information, call 734-0855.

• VFW children's Easter egg hunt March 30

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and its auxiliaries will host a children's Easter egg hunt at VFW Post 5202, 216 Miller St., in Waynesville, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30. All children of Haywood County are welcome. For information, call Mary Bevell at 454-0463.

• Community-wide Easter egg hunt March 30

An Easter egg hunt and party will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Maggie Valley United Methodist Church, 4192 Soco Road, in Maggie Valley.  Everyone is welcome. Bring a basket. For information, call 926-8036.

• Cruso UMC egg hunt  March 30

Cruso United Methodist Church will hold an egg hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30.  The event will include refreshments, games, storytime and more. Cruso UMC is just past Springdale golf course. For information, call 648-6395.

• Lakeview Easter egg hunt March 30

Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, 24 Nazarene Way, in Waynesville, will hold its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30.

The day of fun will kick off with a free hot dog lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Easter egg hunt will start at 1 p.m.  There will be hundreds of eggs, prizes, candy, a fire truck and more. For directions, visit www.lcnaz.org or call 926-9210.

• Newhope Easter egg hunt March 30

Newhope Church of God, 24 Hallelujah Dr. / Mauney Cove Road, will have an Easter egg hunt  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, with a bounce house, castle games, hot dogs and other events. For information, call 400-1189.


• Town of Canton Easter egg hunt March 30

The Town of Canton will be hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Canton Recreation Park, on Penland St. Children ages 1 to 12 are invited to participate. Prizes will be given away throughout the day. For information, call 648-2363.


• Lake Junaluska — Friends of the Lake 5K, egg hunts, decorating contest, Saturday, March 30; sunrise service, meals Sunday, March 31

Saturday, March 30

Friends of the Lake 5k, Family Walk, and Fun Run — 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., registration / check in; 9 a.m., 5K Run begins; 9:10 a.m., 5K family walk begins; and 10 a.m.,  Half mile Fun Run for Kids 10 and under begins.

Egg Hunts, Decorating Contest, and Activities — 10 to 11:30 a.m., egg decorating and activities for all ages in Harrell Center Auditorium; 10:30 a.m., 1 to 3-year- old egg hunt; 10:45 a.m. 4 to 7-year-old egg hunt; 11 a.m., 8-12 -year-old egg hunt;11: 45 a.m., egg decorating awards to be given in Harrell Center Auditorium.

Sunday, March 31

7 a.m.— Easter Sunrise Service, Amphitheater at the Cross, with preacher the Rev. Rob Huckaby; weather permitting. Rain location is Memorial Chapel.

7:30 to 9 a.m.  — Easter Breakfast Buffet at Lambuth Inn. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Lambuth on Sunday morning.

10:30 a.m.  — Long's Chapel UMC Easter service, Stuart Auditorium

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Easter lunch buffet, Terrace Hotel. Tickets are available online and at the Terrace Hotel Front Desk. Reservations may also be made by calling 454-6662.

Registration for the Friends of the Lake 5K, Family Walk, and Fun Run can be found online, at the Bethea Welcome Center, or may be made by calling 454-6680.

Easter activities are presented by Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center and Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Easter activities, call 452-2881 or visit www.lakejunaluska.com/easter.

For buffet reservations, call 828-454-6662, purchase tickets online at www.shop.lakejunaluska.com, or purchase tickets between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at the Bethea Welcome Center.

• ‘Rock & Roll’ Easter event March 31

The Salvation Army Corps Building, 290 Pigeon St., in Waynesville, will host a family event on Easter Sunday, March 31. At 9:30 a.m.  there will be a ‘Rock & Roll Easter Festival’ with games, prizes a free throw contest, face painting, egg decorating and more. A worship service will follow at 11 a.m. For information, call 456-7111, ext. 3.

• Maggie Easter sunrise service March 31

Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Maggie Valley Pavilion, on Soco Road. The service is sponsored by the Maggie Valley Civic Association, and there will be a free pancake breakfast following.  All are welcome to attend. For information, call 926-7630.






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