U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez

Hoppin’ Fun Comes to Kingman on Easter Weekend

KINGMAN — Easter is coming and the Easter Bunny will be making multiple appearances in Kingman.

• Pictures with the Easter Bunny will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kingman Police Department Command Post, located in front of Walmart. Participants will receive a printed picture for a donation of cash or non-perishable food items.

Cash donations will benefit local youth organizations and food donations will go to the Kingman Food Bank. The event is sponsored by the Kingman Police Officer’s Association.

“Our officers just want to get more involved in the community and want to give back to the kids,” said Jesse Kennedy, the association’s president. The Easter bunny will be dressed in police uniform. We wanted to give a little addition for the kids to have fun.”

• The Easter Bunny also will appear at Central Church – Kingman,112 N 4th St., after each service. The free event features hamburgers, hot dogs, bounce houses, glow-in-the-dark cotton candy, an Easter egg hunt and family photos.

The fun starts after the 6 p.m. service Saturday and continues with free breakfast starting at 8:15 a.m. Sunday. The Easter activities continue after the 9 a.m., 10:20 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. services.

• Look for the Easter Bunny at the Fraternal Order of Eagles egg hunt and pizza party from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at its headquarters, 4536 Patsy Drive.

The event features an egg hunt with prizes for each age group. Participants can win bikes, pre-made Easter baskets, cash prizes and GameStop gift cards. The egg hunt will include 30 dozen hard-boiled eggs and 30 dozen plastic eggs. Children 11 years and younger can participate.

“Our motto is people helping people, and we enjoy doing things for the community,” said Kelly Williams, chairman of the Easter committee. “Everyone in the community is welcome.”

For more information, contact the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 928-757-8635.

• The City of Kingman is offering breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 3580 Stockton Hill Rd. Vouchers for discounted breakfast can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office, 3333 Harrison St. by April 19. The discounted price will be $4.99 for children 12 and under and $7.99 for those 13 through adult. The voucher is only good from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

• Praise Chapel will provide an Easter egg hunt at noon Sunday at Cecil Davis Park, 601 Southern Ave. A total of 3,000 eggs will be hidden on the grounds.

“We do it for our community so we can extend out our grace, love, hope and transformation,” said Valerie Slater, community assistant center coordinator. “We are extending our family and showing them love and that we have a passion for our community.”  

For more information, contact Praise Chapel at 928-753-9200.

• The Venture Club of Kingman is sponsoring the Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at Centennial Park, 3333 Harrison St.

There will be three age-specific fields –1-4 years, 5-9 years and 10-14 years — and no adults will be allowed on them. A family field is provided for those who want to hunt together. Volunteer helpers will be present to assist when needed with the 20,000 eggs that will be hidden in the park.

• Kingman Christian Church is having an Easter barbecue and egg hunt from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Kingman Park, 2201 E. Andy Devine Ave. It will take place after the morning worship service.

The event will feature potluck food brought in by church members. It is open to everyone.

“Easter is when Jesus was resurrected. We want to celebrate our faith with Kingman and the community,” said Lonie McCumber, church secretary.