TIPP CITY — As the northern Miami Valley welcomed warm spring weather on Friday, Downtown Tipp City welcomed in the Easter season with its latest “First Friday” event, the Downtown Easter Egg Hunt.
The event, which was free to the public, began at Tipp City Public Library, where families had the opportunity to get photos with the Easter Bunny before exploring the downtown area for specially marked “egg stops.”
Library volunteers provided each participating family with a scavenger hunt card. Cards contained a listing of each participating business, where volunteers awaited to hand out eggs and prizes to kids. Each business was also designated a special letter, which participants could complete and submit for a chance to win a special grand prize basket.
“It pulls in a lot of people that are not from Tipp City,” said Lisa Santucci, vice-president of Downtown Tipp City. “Because it’s free, it brings people in who are not familiar with our downtown. In our First Friday events, we try to alternate adult-driven and family-driven events. Over the summer, there’ll be several more events that are family-friendly.”
Participating businesses included, alphabetically, Birch, Browse Awhile Books, Connections of Tipp City, Fox and Feather Trading Co., Grounds for Pleasure Coffeehouse, KSD Insurance, Mantia’s Italia, The Masonic Lodge, Sam and Ethel’s Restaurant, Scratch Bakery, Sharon Elaine Photography, That Place on Main, Tipp City Public Library, Tipp City United Methodist Church, Tippecanoe Gazette, Tipp Weaver and Fivers Too, and Topsy Turvy Toys.
The event was sponsored by Steven Pierson, DDS.
Downtown Tipp City Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tipp City and its historic downtown shopping district.
For more information, visit www.downtowntippcity.org, or find Downtown Tipp City on Facebook.