The annual downtown Edmonds Egg Hunt got underway promptly at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, with an estimated 400 kids, parents and onlookers in attendance.
A tradition stretching back decades, sponsorship of the event was transferred in 2014 from the City of Edmonds to the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club. The hunt had been held in City Park for years, but moved to its present location at Frances Anderson Field in 2013.
To ensure everyone gets a fair crack at the goodies, the event is organized by age group into three “flights” — ages 3 and 4, 5-7 and 8-10. This year, two Easter bunnies were roaming the field to say hello, give out hugs and high-fives, and take pictures with kids, young and old. South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue parked a fire truck at the east end of the field, and started each flight of hunts with a blast on the siren.
Those attending the event were encouraged to pack their Easter baskets with a non-perishable food donation for the Edmonds Food Bank.
This year’s event was supported by Jamie and Sarah Reece of the Reece Homes Team with additional help from South County Fire, the Edmonds-Woodway High School Key Club and Washington Kids in Transition.
— Story, photos and video by Larry Vogel