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.