Reminder: Get hopping to Edmonds Easter egg hunts Saturday

    Youngsters are off and running during the 2011 Edmonds egg hunt at City Park.
    Youngsters are off and running during the 2011 Edmonds egg hunt at City Park.

    If you’re looking for Easter Egg hunts in Edmonds, here are two annual events that are sure to please the little ones — and both are happening on Saturday, April 19.

    At 9 a.m., the Edmonds Lutheran Church will be sponsoring its 18th annual Easter Egg Hunt, featuring over 20,000 plastic Easter eggs filled with stickers, candy and small toys, 400 baskets and 300 golden eggs.

    Singer and songwriter Eric Ode will provide children’s entertainment at the event, which is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

    The Edmonds Lutheran Church is located at 23525 84th Ave. W. , just north of the Highway 99 Safeway Marketplace shopping center.

    From 10 a.m.- noon, the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt on the Frances Anderson Center Playfield, with three rounds of egg hunting for different age categories. prizes and a visit by the Easter Bunny. The Rotary Club has taken over sponsorship of the 25-year-old event from the City of Edmonds.

    Here is the schedule for the 10 a.m. event, as listed on the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary website:

    10 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Remarks

    10:10-10:20 a.m. – 3- & 4-year-olds

    10:30-10:40 a.m. – 5-, 6- & 7-year-olds

    10:50-11 a.m. – 8-, 9- & 10-year-olds

    As in past years, the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures, and firefighters from Snohomish Fire District 1 will available to give tours of emergency vehicles parked at the event.

    Bring a basket to collect eggs and candy and your camera to capture photos. In addition, families are asked to bring nonperishable food or cash donations to benefit the Edmonds Food Bank at a time of year when donations are traditionally low.



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