An upcoming holiday event in Pauls Valley has a simple message – youngsters and their parents need to be on time, as in right on time, or they might miss out on the prizes.

It's an annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Pauls Valley Ministerial Alliance.

Separate from the local community hunt, this one comes next weekend on Saturday, April 20 at the Garvin County Fairgrounds in PV.

Pastor Jeremy Clayton of the First Church of God says there are a couple of important things to remember with this event.

First and foremost – the hunt for Easter eggs begins right at 11 a.m. and will likely be done after just a few minutes of frantic holiday fun for the kiddos.

“There was some confusion last year about the starting time,” Clayton said.

“When a lot of people came last year it was already over,” he said about the egg hunt. “Once the kids start hunting the eggs it doesn't take long.

“So people need to know the Easter egg hunt is at 11 o'clock.”

An hour earlier at around 10 a.m. is when hot dogs, chips and drinks will begin being served.

The holiday gathering will include prizes and the entertainment of a puppet show.

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The local ministerial alliance is also offering an early invitation for the community to come out to a Pauls Valley gathering related to the upcoming National Day of Prayer.

The theme is “Love One Another” as the event is set for Thursday, May 2.

“The plan is for this to take place at noon on the courthouse lawn,” Clayton said.

That was also the plan last year but wet grounds from a passing rain system forced the service into the local First United Methodist Church a block away. The church will also be the site this year in case of rain.

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