The Parks & Recreation Department’s award-winning Candy Cane Hunt will be December 7 on the Carson Center lawn located at 100 Kentucky Avenue. Registration begins at 12 p.m. for this free event where children ages 10 and under race to find candy canes. The children will be divided into three age groups and will race at different times to collect more than 3000 candy canes and prizes provided by Banterra Bank. The hunts will be at 12:45 p.m. for children 3 and under; 1 p.m. for children 4 to 6 years of age, and 1:15 p.m. for children 7 to 10 years of age. Gift bags will be given out at registration while supplies last. Plus, there will be special candy canes that have special prizes.
Kids can also take part in the Yeiser Art Center Coloring Contest anytime from noon until 2 p.m. They can color their sheet on site and turn it in before leaving or turn it in to the Yeiser Art Center before 5 p.m. that day. Winners will be announced after December 7 with prizes for the winning entries in the following age groups: 0-3, 4-6, and 7-10.
Each gift bag at registration will contain an activity book from the Carson Center. Plus, there will be a chance to win tickets to an upcoming Carson Center performance.
Recently, the Kentucky Recreation & Park Society named the Candy Cane Hunt as the Class IV Program of the Year.