Marysville Easter Egg Hunt brings baskets-full of fun (Photos)

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 12:42pm
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MARYSVILLE – Hundreds of youngsters put their colored egg-spotting skills to the test Saturday during the annual Marysville Easter Egg Hunt at Jennings Memorial Park.

The event featured over 13,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes scattered mainly around the Rotary Ranch for kids aged 2 and under, and in the WSU Master Gardener Demonstration Garden for age groups 3-5 and 6-8, where the egg-finding was a little more challenging.

Devin Pettit, 7, of Marysville, said he got his eight-egg limit in record time, with help from his grandmother, who pointed out egg number eight just seconds before two other kids were ready to snatch it.

“This was fun,” Devin said. “I had to go really fast.”

For children 2 and under in a fenced area outside the Rotary Ranch, the grass was covered with eggs as far as the eye could see. Parents and guardians were cordial, and their little hunters well-mannered as they fanned out across the lawn at a leisurely pace, picking up eggs as they went.

One dad’s theory was that because so many adults were equipped with cell phones, they needed to slow things down to get digital pictures of their children filling their baskets.

There were plenty of other activities happening as part of the egg hunt activities, including photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, Smokey Point Dentistry’s Bunny Hop challenge guided by Strawberry Festival royalty members, food donations for the Marysville Community Food Bank and a dozen sponsors and booth vendors on site.

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