Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled At Standing Stone Park

Standing Stone State Park in Overton County will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd, beginning at noon. Officials say the egg hunt is designed for children ages 12 and under. There will be more than 20,000 candy-filled Easter eggs hidden in the park and $300 in prizes will be given out. Standing Stone State Park covers nearly 11,000 acres. It's located in Overton County within a triangle formed by highways connecting Livingston, Gainesboro and Celina. The park takes its name from the Standing Stone, an eight-foot tall rock standing upright on a sandstone ledge, which was supposedly used as a boundary line between two separate Indian nations. When the rock fell, the Indians placed a portion of it on an improvised monument to preserve it. The stone is still preserved in Monterey, Tennessee, today.