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Second Easter event at Piedmont Hotel
Longstreet Society hosts egg hunt at historic site
The Easter bunny will be available for pictures for free at the second annual Easter egg hunt at the Piedmont Hotel in Gainesville. The Longstreet Society is hosting the event.

Second annual Easter egg hunt

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4

Where: Piedmont Hotel, 827 Maple St., Gainesville

Cost: Free

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With Easter three days away, area children can still search for hidden Easter eggs on a historic locale in Gainesville.

The Longstreet Society will host its second annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Piedmont Hotel. The free event is at 827 Maple St. in Gainesville.

Children may explore the green grass for surprise-filled Easter eggs or pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Light refreshments will be available to satisfy hungry and thirsty children during the hunt.

Clowns will be on hand to paint the small cherubs’ faces for the holy holiday. Kids may also play at the Easter coloring table.

For adults, the 19th century hotel, which was visited in its heyday by Woodrow Wilson, Joel Chandler Harris and Henry Grady, will be open for tours. The historic hotel was owned by Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, who was second in command to Gen. Robert E. Lee, who called Longstreet his “Old War Horse.”

The Longstreet Society, formed in 1994 to honor Longstreet, uses the hotel as its headquarters. The society maintains the hotel and offers tours and educational programming to the public.

Call 770-539-9005 for more information.