CHIPLEY - For more than a decade, one annual community event is sure to bring local families together.

The Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shivers Park, 784 Fifth St. The event is free for all ages. The egg hunt is designed for children up to the fifth grade.

"It's a community, family-oriented event," said event organizer Sherri Biddle. "It brings the community together as a whole and puts a positive impact on kids."

Finger painting, puppet shows, live bunnies, door prizes and food are the long-time staples of the event. And, Biddle said, attendees can expect nothing less this year.

Last year, the event drew an estimated 1,000 local children.

The egg hunt is the final event. Biddle said 7,000 toy-filled eggs will be distributed at the park.

The event flyer reminds the public the order of events is contingent on weather conditions. It's good to note Wednesday's forecast is mostly sunny with only a 10-percent chance of rain, according to