The College Station Easter Celebration, one of the most anticipated events of spring, will be held at the George H.W. Presidential Library and Museum on Saturday, March 24 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Activities at the free event will be available for children aged 7 and under, and will include an Easter egg hunt, egg roll, egg toss, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, a kite flying contest, door prizes, balloon animals, complimentary refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny.
The College Station Easter Celebration, modeled after the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, has been hosted by the Bush Library and Museum in partnership with the College Station Police Department since 1999, but the event has a long tradition in College Station. The police department has been putting on this event since its humble beginnings in 1982. The event is free and registration is only required for those who wish to participate in the door prize drawings. Special prizes donated by local merchants will be awarded at the event, including a bicycle and helmet to be given to a boy and girl in each of three age categories: 3 and under, 4-5, 6-7. To be eligible for one of the prizes, parents must register their children in advance by completing a registration form available at the City of College Station website, and you must be present at the stage at 10:15 in order to win.
In addition to the Bush Library and the City of College Station, sponsors of the College Station Easter Celebration include Peace 107, Candy 95 and WTAW Newstalk 1620.
Free parking for the event will be available in Lots 43 and 111. Barbara Bush Drive will be closed at 8:30 a.m., so attendees should enter the parking lots from Research Park. For more information about the College Station Easter Celebration, call (979) 691-4014. The event schedule is: 9:30 a.m. -- Carnival games, face painting, balloon animals and concessions begin 9:50 a.m. -- The Easter Bunny Arrives! 10:00 a.m. -- Egg Hunt begins on 3 fields (3 and under, 4-5, 6-7) -- DO NOT BE LATE! 10:15 a.m. -- Door Prize Drawing at the stage 11:00 a.m. -- Kite Flying Contest 12:00 p.m. -- Event concludes