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Easter Egg hunts set for Sat., Sun.

     Plenty of hopping, and eggs, are promised as a traditional rite of spring takes place across the Tabor-Loris Community this weekend.

     Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled Saturday in Tabor City, Sunday, in Loris.

     Youngsters will need to show up on time for both events, 10 a.m. Saturday at Tabor City Elementary School, 3 p.m. Sunday at the Loris Nature Park. Egg hunts are set to begin on schedule, and those prizes, included lucky eggs, are typically basket secured very quickly.

     Organizers are keeping their eyes on the weather, with the forecast for Saturday more worrisome than that for Sunday. Inclement weather Saturday could push Tabor City’s Easter Egg hunt to next Saturday, March 31.

     There will be no re-scheduling for the Loris hunt, Loris Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice-President Samantha Norris said, the event to go on rain or shine.

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     With the Greater Tabor Chamber of Commerce serving as the Volunteer Bunny for Tabor City’s hunt, sponsored by Columbus County Parks and Recreation, Saturday’s hunt promises plenty of eggs, candy and prizes, says Chamber Executive Vice President Cynthia Nelson.

     An appearance by the Easter Bunny is also possible.

     Children will want to hang around, as the Chamber holds its second annual Kid’s Festival immediately after the Easter Egg Hunt, also on the TCES grounds.

     Train rides, bounce houses, and games will be offered at minimal fee. Mt. Tabor Manna’s Chef in a Truck will be selling sno cones and funnel cakes. The Chamber will be selling hot dogs and soft drinks

     For details contact Nelson at 910-377-3012 or 910-840-0292.


     Don’t be late for the Loris hunt, Norris says.

     Those taking part are asked not to start until instructed by event coordinators. That gives everyone an equal chance a the eggs.

     Egg hunters should bring their own baskets.

     Refreshments will be provided.

     Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Teen Queen Keirsten Hopkins will offer a pre-hunt storytime, starting at 2:30 p.m.

     For details, call Norris at the chamber office at 843-756-6030 or