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KLICK! - Area Easter egg hunts take place on cold, snowy morning

Children ages 5-9 take off in search of colorful plastic eggs at the Saturday, March 31, Easter egg hunt in Pequot Lakes. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal1 / 10
Though there were take-homes for all children at the Pine River Easter egg hunt, those who found resurrection eggs received special prize baskets. Submitted Photo2 / 10
Hunter Borman, 3, Backus, shows one of the prizes from the fish pond at the Backus American Legion. Submitted Photo3 / 10
Myra (front) and Lila Nordby, 5-year-old twins from Jenkins, run through the snow in search of eggs Saturday, March 31, at the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal4 / 10
Children ages 5-9 take off in search of colorful plastic eggs at the Saturday, March 31, Easter egg hunt in Pequot Lakes. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal5 / 10
Payton Johnson, 5, Backus, poses with her Easter bunny hat. The children made hats during a craft project at the beginning of the Backus American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Kids' Easter Party on Saturday, March 31. Submitted Photo 6 / 10
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal Kaylee Bachmann, 6, Pequot Lakes, hunts for plastic eggs Saturday, March 31, outside the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church.7 / 10
Submitted Photo Andi Rugroden, Pine River, 5 months old, held by mom, Jamie, gets a visit from Peter Cottontail, the Easter bunny, at the Backus American Legion.8 / 10
Submitted Photo Though there were take-homes for all children at the Pine River Easter Egg Hunt, those who found resurrection eggs received special prize baskets.9 / 10
Submitted Photo Colorful eggs hidden throughout Forbes Park in Pine River were filled with treats or special symbols of the resurrection, known as resurrection eggs.10 / 10

Snowpants, boots, warm coats, hats and mittens replaced the traditional Easter attire Saturday, March 31, as area families quickly dug out from up to nearly a foot of overnight snow to take their children to area Easter egg hunts.

In Pequot Lakes, children ages 0-4 had their hunt moved indoors at the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church, but those ages 5-12 ran through the snow outside to grab their eggs. Temperatures were only in the mid-teens and the wind was brisk, but the sun was shining.

The hunt went on in Pine River as well, where children bundled up to hunt for eggs in Forbes Park.

In Nisswa, the annual outdoor hunt was moved inside the American Legion.

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KLICK! Gallery - Pequot Lakes Easter egg hunt 2018

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In Backus, 85 children attended the annual Backus American Legion Auxiliary Kids' Easter Party. Children ages 12 and under made their own Easter bunny hats, received goodie bags with pencils, apples and a bunny necklace and participated in an Easter egg hunt, ring toss and fish pond, receiving prizes for each event. They visited with Peter Cottontail, the Easter bunny, and received a complimentary lunch.

An annual Easter egg hunt also was planned last Saturday in Crosslake. Lake Shore postponed its event until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Fritz Loven Park.