‘Easter Egg-stravaganza’ sets series of events on Saturday, April 23rd

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The annual “Easter Egg-stravaganza” will be held around the Switzerland County Courthouse and other venues in the town of Vevay on Saturday, April 23rd.

Along with the annual children’s Easter Egg hunt, there are plenty of other activities for young and old alike in celebration of the Easter holiday and the coming of Spring.

The Ruter Chapel of Vevay United Methodist Church will hold its annual Easter Bunny Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be $2 and will include a hot dog or chili cheese dog; chips, a cookie, and a drink. The lunch will be served in the fellowship hall of the church, located at the corner of Main and Union streets in Vevay.

Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available for $2; and there is no charge for adults to take pictures of the children with their own cameras. Pictures will be taken outdoors, weather permitting. In the event of bad weather, the photos will be taken in the church.

All children will receive a treat bag from the Easter Bunny. There is no purchase necessary for a child to receive a treat bag.

The Historic Hoosier Theater will again be presenting the Frisch Marionettes’ production of “Peter and the Wolf” and “The Frog Prince” on Saturday, April 23rd, as part of the celebration downtown.

Shows will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Marionettes, costumes, and settings bring these classic fairy tales to life – a wonderful blend of art, fantasy, and theater.

Tickets for the shows are $5, and are available at the box office the day of the performance. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Switzerland County Visitors Center on Main Street in Vevay.

For more information, call the Visitors Center at 427-3237.

This year’s children’s Easter Egg hunt is being coordinated and sponsored by Switzerland County EMS and the Jefferson-Craig Volunteer Fire Department.

The egg hunt will be held on the lawn of the Switzerland County Courthouse, and will begin at 10 a.m.

There will be different areas sectioned off around the courthouse for different age groups: 1-3; 4-6; and 7-10. Special prizes will be available for first, second, and third place winners in the three different age groups.

Along on hand for the Easter festivities that day will be the Easter Bunny and “Andy the Ambulance”.

All county children ages 10 and under are invited to participate in this year’s Easter Egg hunt.