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Easter came early for Whidbey matches

Among those pictured showing their bounty of candy and eggs are Kieran Farquhar-Castillo (second from left), Lexie Smith (fifth from left after the baby), Josie Jacob, Marsha Reid and Darien Jacob (in back). Big Brothers and Sisters and family members looked on as the “Littles” hunted for hundreds of eggs at South Whidbey Community Park last week. - Michaela Marx Wheatley photo
Among those pictured showing their bounty of candy and eggs are Kieran Farquhar-Castillo (second from left), Lexie Smith (fifth from left after the baby), Josie Jacob, Marsha Reid and Darien Jacob (in back). Big Brothers and Sisters and family members looked on as the “Littles” hunted for hundreds of eggs at South Whidbey Community Park last week.
— image credit: Michaela Marx Wheatley photo

The Big Brothers Big Sisters matches, along with siblings, friends and families, came together last week for an early Easter celebration.

On South Whidbey, matches met at the South Whidbey Community Park in Langley, and North Whidbey matches gathered at Smith Park on March 27 for their annual Easter egg hunt.

Kids between the ages of six months and 13 years were searching for hundreds of hidden eggs along with the golden egg that contained a special prize.

On South Whidbey, Little Sister Lexie Smith found the golden egg.

All the kids walked away with baskets stuffed with goodies.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County matches youths with mentors from the community. The matches usually make their own plans, but the agency regularly puts on events for its participants.

To learn how to become part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters family on South Whidbey, call Michaela Marx Wheatley, Big Brothers Big Sisters South Whidbey site director, at 221-6808, ext. 5417 or e-mail her at mwheatley@sw.wednet.edu.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit http://www.bbbsislandcounty.org.

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