The hunt will be on this weekend when Amite River Christmas on the Bayou, a non-profit organization based in Maurepas, hosts its second annual community-wide Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 13.
Scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., the hunt will be held on the baseball and softball fields across the street from Maurepas High. Participants will be divided by age group, and prizes will be awarded to the children who find the golden egg as well as the most eggs. Snacks and refreshments will be given to children following the hunt.
This will be the second Easter egg hunt for Amite River Christmas on the Bayou, which focuses on the needs of the children in and around the Maurepas community. The group originated as “Christmas on the Bayou,” a family-run organization that put on a community-wide Christmas parade for more than a dozen years.
The organization was revitalized in 2016 under President Randy Posey and has since added to its outreach. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, the organization also holds a kids’ fishing rodeo in May, a Trunk-or-Treat for Halloween and its annual boat parade in December.
Funds for the organization’s projects come from its annual poker run held every summer.
This year, the non-profit will award a scholarship to a graduating Maurepas High student, member Mary Covington said.