By MIRANDA BAINES
THE DAILY SOUTHERNER
For the first time, Blount-Bridgers House will be the site of a popular children’s Easter tradition. An Easter egg hunt/eggstravaganza is set for 2-4 p.m. Saturday on the back lawn at 130 Bridgers St. in Tarboro.
“We hope to make this a tradition here on the grounds of the Blount-Bridgers House,” said Joyce Turner, executive director of Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council.
The fun-filled event will begin at 2 p.m. with crafts, followed by a magic show at 2:30 p.m. and a
2:45 performance by Stocks Elementary School second-grade students.
“We’re going to re-enact ‘Motown Memories’ that day,” said teacher Connie Crowe. The students previously performed “Motown Memories” for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. Songs in the program include the 1960’s and 1970’s hits “ABC” by The Jackson Five and “Stop! In the Name of Love” by The Supremes.
The Easter egg hunt will begin at 3 and at 3:15, children will have a chance to meet the Easter bunny, played by Jane Harper, president of The Pilot Club of Tarboro. The eggstravaganza will end with a time of refreshments and games.
“We’ll be giving them a chocolate egg to go home with,” said Carol Banks, house manager/ event coordinator for the Arts Council. She said one of the goals of the Easter egg hunt/ eggstravaganza is designed “to get the children involved in the arts.” Children at the event will participate in an educational “spin art” project, Banks said. Crowe is encouraging her students to get to the event early so they can participate in all the activities.
“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity (for them) to see the kinds of things the Arts Council offers,” she said.
The Easter party is free for Arts Council members and $5 for non-members. To register, call 823-4159 or send an email to HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 4 p.m. Friday.