Families ‘hop’ around town

Published 9:40 am Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Meredith Wagstaff got it started, asking on Facebook for Mocksville friends to hide eggs in their yards, on windows or mailboxes.

The idea was for families to drive around, looking for the eggs in yards. It was something to get the kids excited about Easter since they wouldn’t be on any group Easter egg hunts.

It turned into “Hop Around Mocksville – A Ride Around Town Egg Hunt.”

Allison Gupton took the idea a step further, creating a Facebook page asking people to participate. The locations of where the eggs would be was posted.

“The creativity by the hiders was fun for the hunters of all ages,” Gupton said. The eggs were put out Saturday morning, and remained through Sunday.

Neighborhoods joined the fun, so did businesses.

“There were eggs with messages of hope to remember the reason for the season, eggs strung from porches, eggs hidden in windows, doors and all over yards,” she said.

“Whether this was a one-time thing because of the unique circumstances created this Easter or something that takes place year after year, one thing was for sure, this Easter activity was fun for kids and grown ups and was used to spend time together, laughing, creating and being grateful for new adventures and memories made, and most importantly, helping maintain some normal in this uncertain time.”