Event:      Easter Egg Scramble 5K run/walk and egg hunt

Date:  Saturday, March 30, 2013
An Easter Egg Scramble 5K run/walk will begin and end at 2119 E. 12th St., in the Village of East Davenport. The run offers cash prizes, and will begin at 9 a.m. There will be an egg hunt for ages 8 and under at 10:15 a.m. There will be post-race party with brunch items and refreshments, a live band at 11th Street Precinct, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Cost is $45 after March 29; $36 before. Part of the proceeds will go to the Handicapped Development Center. Online registration is available.

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