By Rachel Dove
STONE, Ky. - Springtime brings the Easter holiday and Easter brings religious celebrations of the birth of Christ, and is also a time for children to receive a basket from the Easter Bunny, and to enjoy highly anticipated Easter Egg Hunt events.
One family in Pike County, Kentucky, has committed itself to sponsoring a large egg hunt in conjunction with the Stone Heritage Association that is attended by children from all over the Tug Valley area. That tradition will continue in 2014 as the 9th annual Pond Creek Community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled to take place on April 12.
Bill and Darlene Ball, who own and operate Appalachian First Response Ambulance Service, live in the Historic Ford House on Pond Creek Road, in Stone. Each year, thousands of eggs are hidden in the large, grassy yard surrounding the home, much to the delight of children who are anxious to see how many they can find. Candy and prizes are hidden inside each egg, and no child leaves without a treat. Free food will also be served and there is no admission charge. Everything is free to the public.
The egg hunt is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., and will end after all eggs are found and the festivities are concluded.