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2016: Where to hunt Easter eggs in Franklin County

Spring is just around the corner, which means Easter will be here soon! Check out this list of Easter egg hunts happening in Franklin County.

March 19

Front lawn of Menno Haven: 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg. 9 a.m. Event is open to children ages 10 and younger.

For more information: 717-262-2373.

Andrew Buchanan Elementary School: 730 E. Washington St., Chambersburg. 4 p.m. Redeemer Church will host a free Easter egg hunt and Easter story.

For more information/to register:, 717-713-4353. 

Fayetteville Pentecostal Church of God: 5276 Treher Road, Fayetteville. 10 a.m. An egg hunt for children of all ages.

Village of Laurel Run: 6375 Chambersburg Road, Fayetteville. 9 a.m. Age groups for the hunt include 1-2, 3-5, 6-9 and 10 and over. Parents are reminded to bring their cameras for photos with the Easter Bunny. The facility is also sponsoring an Easter Coloring Contest and entries can be picked up at the receptionist desk.

For more information/to register: 717-352-2721,

Fayetteville Otterbein: 61 W. Main St., Fayetteville. 1 p.m. Egg hunt for children ages 0-12.

For more information: 717-352-7413.

March 20

Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter: 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg. 2 p.m. Thousands of plastic Easter eggs will be stuffed with dog treats and participants are asked to bring their dogs for the hunt. Specially marked eggs can be redeemed for prizes. Cost for participation is a minimum $5 donation to the shelter. Following the hunt, the shelter will hold an Easter bonnet contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. Easter photos will also be taken for donations. Registration will be at 1 p.m. or prior to the event.

For more information/to register:, 717-263-5791 

March 24

Mount Olivet UBC: 8204 Fort McCord Road, Chambersburg. 5:30 p.m. The egg hunt is open to children ages 11 and under. Food will be available at 5:30 p.m. and the egg hunt starts at 6:30 p.m.

March 26

Pleasant View Mennonite Church: 346 Warm Spring Road, Chambersburg. 10 a.m. The egg hunt is available for ages 3-10, and will features prizes and an Easter Story.

For more information: 717-264-1319.

Shippensburg Township Park: 304 Britton Road, Shippensburg. 10 a.m. The free event features a 15,000+ egg hunt, as well as food, kids’ crafts, activities and giveaways.
Egg hunt start times are staggered by age group (for kids 11 and under, plus a special needs section for 16 and under). Registration opens at 9:15 a.m.

For more information:

Family Life Worship Center: 4750 Buchanan Trail East, Zullinger. 12 p.m. Egg hunt for children ages 2-11. Event will include face painting, games, prizes, live animals and more.

For more information: 717-765-4400

Fort Loudon Ruritan Club: 2 p.m. Egg hunt for children ages 0-12. The Easter bunny will also make an appearance for children.

Metal Township Fire Hall: 10862 Path Valley Road, Fannettsburg. Egg hunt for children 10 and under. The event also includes a breakfast that starts at 6 a.m. and an appearance from the Easter bunny at 9 a.m. The egg hunt will start at 10 a.m.

Mount Union United Methodist Church: 8082 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville. 11 a.m. A free egg hunt for children ages 12 and under.

Pleasant Hall Volunteer Fire Company: 9722 Cumberland Highway, Pleasant Hall. 11 a.m. Egg hunt for children ages 1-12. Come early to see the Easter Bunny and take pictures.

For more information: 717-816-3157

St. Thomas Assembly of God: 173 Rondel Drive, St. Thomas. 11 a.m. Join us for carnival games, popcorn, a bounce house and over 5,000 stuffed eggs!

For more information:

Tayamentasachta Environmental Center: 500 Leitersburg St., Greencastle. 1 p.m. Featuring Easter baskets and photos with the Easter bunny.

For information: Lion Cindy, 717-262-8839

United Methodist Church of St. Thomas: 360 St. Thomas-Edenville Road, St. Thomas. 2 p.m. Free hot dogs and drinks for all and free bounce house for all children.

For more information: Ed, 717-328-5385

March 27

Red Run Park: 12143 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro. 2:30 p.m. Children who are blind or visually-impaired will hunt for beeping Easter eggs. Registration is not required but it is helpful for the organizers.

 For more information/to register:

This is a working list and will continue to be updated. If you are hosting an Easter egg hunt and wish to be added to this list, please email the date, time and place of the egg hunt to