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Hattiesburg, Lion's Club preparing to host 69th Easter Egg Hunt

Children run onto a baseball field at Vernon Dahmer Park looking for Easter eggs during the 68th annual Hattiesburg Lion's Club Easter Egg hunt. Photo credit WDAM. Children run onto a baseball field at Vernon Dahmer Park looking for Easter eggs during the 68th annual Hattiesburg Lion's Club Easter Egg hunt. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The City of Hattiesburg is getting ready to host an Easter event that dates back nearly seven decades.     

The 69th annual Hattiesburg Lion's Club Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Vernon Dahmer Park.

It's co-sponsored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. 

Children will he able to look for 7,000 plastic, candy-filled eggs on several fields.

And for the first time, there will be an area set aside for children who are visually-impaired. 

"We're so excited for that addition, we've been trying to work on it for a couple of years and we were actually able to get somebody to donate us 25 beeping Easter eggs," said Bonnie Keaton, president of the Hattiesburg Lion's Club. "So, what they'll do, they'll be able to collect those and then, we'll have an actual basket set up with actual eggs for them to come and retrieve afterwards." 

And if there's any room left in your child's egg basket, you can head on over to Hope Park on Katie Aveune for another Easter Egg hunt at 10 o'clock. That'll be co-hosted by Hattiesburg Police. 

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