Easter Egg Hunts drive kids nuts
Families ventured to area communities Saturday, April 15, so their children could participate in annual Easter egg hunts.
At Forbes Park in Pine River, a large crowd of eager egg hunters was present and kids from infants to age 12 found over 4,000 colorful eggs.
The event is sponsored each year by the Pine River area faith community with Lisa Walker heading up the committee of egg "hiders." The Pine River Bakery provided free Easter cookies for the hunters.
Special "resurrection" eggs were hidden, and those who found them received special prize baskets.
In Backus, more than 80 children, plus accompanying adults, got a visit from Peter Cottontail, hunted Easter eggs, played games and received goody bags at the annual Backus American Legion Auxiliary Kids Easter Party.
The record crowd enjoyed a complimentary lunch, and children received prizes for their eggs and for participating in ring toss and Velcro ball games and casting a line in a fish pond.
Apples, pencils and candy were stocked in their goody bags and the children ate hot dogs, chips, punch and cookies. The event was jointly sponsored by the Legion post and its Auxiliary unit.
Easter eggs were also held at the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church, Nisswa American Legion, Crosslake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Area, Emily City Hall and Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore.