With Easter comes the tradition of searching for brightly colored eggs, and this weekend Baldwin County is no exception.

Several egg-hunting events are planned for children and parents for a bit of recreational fun during this holiday weekend.

On Friday, at least three Easter egg hunts were held, including one hosted by Lockerly Arboretum on the arboretum grounds behind Lockerly Hall.

“We had more than 55 kids registered and hundreds of eggs available,” Lockerly’s Gloria Prance said. “This was our second annual hunt for kids ages 2 to 4.”

Other Easter egg hunts were being finalized Friday as plastic eggs began disappearing from the shelves of retailers such as Wal-Mart and Kmart.

The Z-97.7 FM Easter Egg Hunt for Kids still was on schedule at Georgia Military College’s Davenport Field beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.

With more than 10,000 eggs on hand, Z-97’s hunt is among the largest Easter egg hunts in Milledgeville-Baldwin County area each year.

One local motorcycle club could come close to matching that number both in participation and number of available eggs.

The Secret Petals Motorcycle Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at Huley Park from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

More than 5,000 eggs will be hidden for that event, along with food and sodas available to attendees.

Additionally, Baldwin High School, 15 Highway 49 W., will hold an Easter egg hunt for ages 2 through 12 at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Following Baldwin High’s egg hunt a carnival and car show is slated with activities including inflatables, a dunking booth and prizes and food, with games and car show proceeds going to the 2008 Baldwin County Relay For Life, scheduled to be held at Walter B. Williams Park in three weeks.

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