April is a time of spring festivals including Easter this year! Easter has a variety of customs and legends in addition to the traditional religious activities of the day. If you are looking to celebrate this joyous occasion, join Fort Bragg’s FMWR for plenty of celebrations to remember.
     {mosimage}The celebrations of Easter are as diverse as the holiday itself. The Easter Bunny has been a symbol of the famed holiday for centuries. The most famous bunny, Peter Cottontail, is renowned by children everywhere with the century old children’s song.
     Eggs are synonymous with Easter. The Romans celebrated the Easter season by running races around an oval track with eggs given as prizes to the winners. To this day, eggs play an important part in Easter for children of all ages. Two traditional Easter egg games are the Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Egg Roll.
     A weekend full of celebrations will take place on Fort Bragg this year. My family is certain to enjoy the various activities. Our first stop will be the Annual Easter Carnival at Tolson Youth Activity Center. Face painting, activities and an Easter Egg Hunt for all age groups will keep my busy little boy engaged for hours.
     On Easter Sunday, we will head over to the Officers’ Club for an all-you-can-eat buffet. The Officers’ Club has been running an Easter brunch buffet from since it opened its doors in 1939. This year the menu includes sausage, grits, eggs, baked ham, carved roast beef, leg of lamb, fried chicken, seafood, wild rice, biscuits and a full dessert station with pies, cakes and cookies and much more.  
     We will round the day out at Dragon Lanes where our son can bowl all day for just $1 a game. Dragon has kid-size bowling balls, children’s shoes and bumpers for the less experienced bowlers. Dragon Lanes will be open all day on Easter.
     If you are planning to stay in the Fort Bragg area for Easter, spend this great holiday weekend with FMWR as we continue striving to be your “First Choice.”


Fort Bragg Easter Activities

• Annual Easter Carnival - Tolson Youth Activities Center on Saturday, April 11. The facility will open at 2 p.m. with the egg hunt starting at 3:15p.m. Open to the public. For more information, please call 396-KIDS.
• Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt - Tolson Youth Activities Center on Saturday, April 11. The event begins at 8 p.m. for 7th-12th graders. Teens wishing to participate in the Flashlight Hunt must provide flashlights.  For more information, please call 396-5437.
• Easter Brunch - The Fort Bragg Officers’ Club is proud to serve brunch on Sunday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch is open to everyone.  Members pay $14.25 for adults and $7.25 for children. Non-members pay $17.45 for adults and $8.25 for children. Children 5 and under eat free. For more information, please call 907-2582.
• Easter Bowl at Dragon Lanes - kids play for just $1 a game. Open 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, please call 907-2695. 

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