The first of many Easter celebrations began this past weekend with the 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Bayview Hall on Saturday, April 12.
More than 100 children attended and hunted for an estimated 1,250 eggs, which were filled with candy or represented small prizes to be collected later.
Several other activities were also available including cookie decorating, birdhouse building and a candy scramble.
Organizer Brian Grimm said the event went off without a hitch. Due to climbing annual attendance in past years, more candy, cookies, birdhouses and prizes were put out for the 2014 event.
Prizes were awarded for finding the rare eggs decorated in silver and gold, along with other achievements. A total of 15 awards were handed out during the day.
Grimm said his favorite part of the event was handing out the prizes to kids and seeing the community come together to prepare for the hunt. Some of his earliest memories are of such activities, he said.
“It was a really neat thing,” Grimm said. “I guess this Easter egg hunt reflects on that, getting good people together to enjoy each other.”
— The annual Clinton Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Dan Porter Park in Clinton. The event includes a fire truck, the Easter Bunny, candy for the kids and hot dogs for parents.
— American Legion, South Whidbey Post 141, will host the fifth annual Easter Carnival at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 14096 Highway 525.
Event includes a cake walk, photos with an Easter bunny and sand art. Appropriate for children under 10; $1 suggested donation per child.
— Island County Fairgrounds Easter egg hunt at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 819 Camano Ave.
More than 4,000 eggs will be tucked away in four different areas of the fairgrounds, with separate hunts for toddlers to 12-year-olds.
Hunters who track down giant bonus eggs may select their choice from available prizes.
— The Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club annual Easter Egg Hunt begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at 3334 Brooks Hill Road, Langley.
Four age groups, from infant to 11 years old. Bring your favorite baskets and hunt for candy and prizes. One golden and one silver egg for each age group.
Enjoy a free hot dog and juice after finding your treasures.
— Trinity Lutheran Church, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 18341 Highway 525.