Cumberland Easter egg hunt Friday
CUMBERLAND — The City of Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department, along with students from Frostburg State University Recreation Program class and members of the Older 4-H youth of Allegany County, will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Constitution Park on Friday. Activities will begin at 1 p.m. with actual egg hunt beginning at 2 p.m. Participants should report to the tennis court area.
The city encourages all elementary school age students and pre-school children 1 year of age and older to attend. At 1 p.m, there will be numerous activities including bean bag toss, egg on spoon race, face painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts and a petting zoo sponsored by the 4-H Hare Raiser Club.
Participants are reminded to bring a basket or bag in which to place collected eggs in.
There will be an appearance by the Easter Bunny. More information is available by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at 301-759-6636.
Same sex marriage rallies planned
CUMBERLAND — An organization that supports same-sex marriage is planning rallies at the courthouses in Keyser and Cumberland.
The rallies coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of two cases on same-sex marriage. The cases concern the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in that state, said Heather Harman, a spokeswoman for Cumberlandsetusfree.
The Keyser rally will take place today outside the courthouse from 7 to 9 p.m. The Mineral County Courthouse is located at 150 Armstrong St.
The Cumberland rally is planned for Monday at the Allegany County Courthouse on Washington Street, also from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland Easter egg hunt Friday
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