A basketful of fun awaits little ones at Easter egg hunt

The Victor Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an Easter egg hunt at the Victor Park at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, for children ages toddler to 11.

An egg hunt is when hard-boiled eggs or plastic eggs filled with candy or prizes are hidden for children to find.

A special visit by the Easter Bunny will provide photo opportunities and participants will received a coloring book. Also bring a basket to collect your eggs.

After collecting a heaping helping of plastic eggs in all the colors of the rainbow Saturday morning, 10-year-old Riley Thompson was quick to list off his favorite sweets he found within their shells. The activities are April 8th and begin at 9:45 a.m., 10 a.m., and a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt starts at 8 p.m.

"Usually he doesn't pick them up", she said of egg hunts when he was younger. The egg hunt is open to children through 12 years of age. Children must be present to win, Hodnefield said, so it's important to stay until the end.

The most prized possession on Saturday, though, was the golden egg.

-Bring your baskets on April 10 from noon to 2 p.m.to have some early Easter fun at Doolittle Community Field at 1950 J Street. Though there are still holiday events to be found at churches this time of year - including April 15's upcoming egg hunt at New Creation Church - her opinion is the more the merrier.

The Exchange Club of Madison will hold its 52nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 at the Madison Surf Club.

"We hope you and your family can join us at any and all of these special services as we celebrate our risen Lord, Jesus Christ, and rejoice in the love of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost", the church wrote in a press release about the event.

There are many Easter Egg hunts in the Bitterroot Valley scheduled for Easter weekend. Along with the free hunt, there's also a parade and prizes. Non-swimmers can wear a life jacket if they wish, but must have a parent or guardian (must be over 13 years old) in the water with them.

Mayor Bert Wilson kicked off the event with a ten-second countdown to the hunt.

  • Larry Hoffman