Canton's Peter Rabbit egg hunt at Pavilion Saturday
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 2:41 pm

CANTON -- Peter Rabbit will make his annual appearance in the Canton Pavilion this year, bringing treats and an egg hunt for upwards of 300 local youngsters.

Peter’s appearance will be Saturday, March 23. He was originally scheduled to appear in the village park, but due to the forecast for continued snow, planners have decided to move the event indoors this year. The pavilion is located on Outer Lincoln Street.

Sponsored by the Canton Chamber of Commerce and St. Lawrence University, the event will begin at noon with games and a cake walk, followed by an egg hunt at 1 p.m. for kids under age six.

Volunteers will set up for the event beginning at 11 a.m. by scattering up to 3,500 candy filled eggs throughout the pavilion and taping off sections for different age groups to search. An area will also be set up for photos with Peter.

The popular cake walk will return this year, with a variety of decorations. “Anything goes for decorations, from peeps to match box cars,” according to chamber staffers. Last year’s walk featured about 35 different cakes.

Thirty “special” eggs will be hiding amongst the candy filled eggs, winning the lucky finders extra prizes.

Egg prizes and funds for cake decorations were donated by local businesses.

Clean up from Peter’s visit usually wraps up around 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to participate.

To donate or volunteer contact the chamber at 386-8255.