Easter Egg Hunt at Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2016

PLAINS — The staff of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (JCNHS) invites everyone to attend the third annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. March 26 at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.
Last year, over 85 visitors attended and the children enjoyed searching for the 1,200 plastic eggs that were hidden. The children were excited to discover that special eggs contained surprises such as “golden” certificates for a special prizes and gift certificates for free peanut butter ice cream.
As in previous years, the hunt will be divided into three age group categories: (1) ages 3 and under, (2) ages 4-7, and (3) ages 8-12. Participants will then be allowed to hunt for the eggs in locations appropriate for their age grouping.
To pass your time after the egg hunt, explore both Plains High School and the Plains Depot. The former was where both President and first lady Carter attended school until their graduation in the 11th grade. It currently serves as a museum as well as the visitors’  center. Walking tours of the farm, led by park staff, are available at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Depot, aside from being the oldest building in Plains (built in 1888) also served as Jimmy Carter’s 1976 Presidential Campaign Headquarters. Currently it houses an exhibit dedicated to this Presidential Campaign. Also, be sure to ask the Ranger on duty about the park’s Junior Ranger program.