Chiles Group offers an old-fashioned Easter for all

Chiles Group offers an old-fashioned Easter for all
Kids march behind the Easter Bunny to fun activities on Pine Avenue last year. - File Photo

ANNA MARIA – The Chiles Group wants to provide an old-fashioned Easter for kids and adults with three activities on Saturday, April 20. The events are sponsored by the Chiles Group, Pine Avenue Restoration and The Anna Maria Island Sun.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. in The Sandbar Gazebo, there will be breakfast snacks, coffee and juice for kids age 10 and under and their families who want to participate in the 33rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt begins at 9 a.m. for kids 10 and younger on the beach in front of the Sandbar Restaurant.

Bring baskets or bags to hold the eggs the kids will collect from the beach.

Parking is available in the Sandbar Restaurant parking lot, in adjacent lots on Gulf Drive and at Anna Maria City Hall. Folks are encouraged to ride the free Island trolley to the event from home or from CrossPointe Fellowship at 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

After the Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter Bunny will lead everyone down Pine Avenue to the 10th Annual Easter Egg Roll, featuring fun for the whole family from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids can get their faces painted, play games and participate in egg-rolling races. Complimentary framed pictures with the Easter Bunny will be offered with pictures taken by Dara Caudill, owner of DJ Chuck Caudill will provide music. There will be free food and refreshments.

Easter bonnet contest judging will be at 10:30 a.m. The prize for the first place adult bonnet is a two-night stay at an Anna Maria guest house located on Pine Avenue. There will also be prizes for second and third place. The prize for the best kid’s bonnet is a Sandbar lunch for the winner and three of their friends, complete with hot fudge sundaes. There will also be prizes for second and third place. This is the 17th year The Sun newspaper has been a sponsor for the Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt.

For more information on the Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt and Pine Avenue Easter Egg Roll contact Ashley Chiles at