Families participate in community Easter events

Weather was perfect for a day of outdoor events targeted to children.

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Sarah Humphrey dashes to collect eggs at Forbes Park in Pine River, Saturday, April 3, 2021. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal

Area families were greeted with warm temperatures Saturday, April 3, to participate in Easter activities with their children at various community events.

Events were held in area communities, including Pine River, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake, Nisswa and Lake Shore.

In Pine River, the annual Resurrection Egg hunt at Forbes Park was a success with all of the special Resurrection eggs gathered.

Children pose with the Easter Bunny at the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club's EGGStravaganza event held Saturday, April 3, 2021, outside at the Crosslake Community Center. Submitted Photo


Volunteers with local churches and organizations arrived at the park early to hide a garbage can worth of colored eggs, nine of which contained Easter themed tokens. These eggs, called Resurrection eggs, qualified hunters for gift baskets.

In addition, there were doughnuts for all gathered, prize drawings for others and handouts for every child.

The Crosslake Ideal Lions Club welcomed 160 kids along with their families to an EGGStravaganza event outside at the Crosslake Community Center with staggered timeslots. Families participated in a variety of games together.

There was also a drive-thru portion of the event where the Easter Bunny handed out candy and balloons to kids in cars.

The Lake Shore Police Department was able to host its annual Easter egg hunt at Fritz Loven Park on Saturday, April 3, 2021, by staggering the timeslots for the egg hunts. Submitted Photo

The Lake Shore Police Department sponsored its annual egg hunt at Fritz Loven Park with staggered timeslots. And the annual children's Easter event took place in the Nisswa American Legion parking lot.

Participating businesses in Pequot Lakes handed out Easter eggs filled with candy, and Community Action of Pequot Lakes gave away a kid's bike as a grand prize.


Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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