MOSES LAKE - Youths all over Grant and Adams counties will be seen hopping through local parks this Saturday as they hunt for hidden Easter eggs.
The 14th annual Moses Lake Lions Club Easter egg hunt kicks off at noon on Saturday at McCosh Park in Moses Lake. Kids from five different age groups will hunt for more than 600 dozen hard-boiled eggs. There are an additional 150 dozen candy-filled eggs to be found, some of which contain tickets for special prizes.
Children should bring their own baskets or bags for collecting eggs.
The Easter bunny will also be present for the free event.
It is sponsored by the Moses Lake Lions Club, Willamette Egg Farms, and the Columbia Basin Herald. Willamette Egg Farms sold the eggs at a large discount. The Columbia Basin Herald purchased the eggs as a donation for the Lions.
Theresa Clement's approximately 50 Job Corps students assisted the Lions by boiling and dying the eggs Wednesday through Friday. Clement is Job Corps' Culinary Arts Instructor.
In the past, the Lions club has had club members volunteer to dye eggs, said Rebekah Littlefield, Chair for the Moses Lake Lions Club Easter egg hunt. This year, she asked Job Corps for their help and, "they stepped right in," she said.
Ephrata Parks and Recreation hosts the free teen flashlight Easter egg hunt 8:30 p.m. Friday at Lions Park in Ephrata. Youths aged 11-18 enrolled in school with a valid student ID card are eligible to participate. Two age groups, 11-14 and 15-18, will scour the park with flashlights looking for eggs.
The eggs have numbers in them that can be turned in for chances to draw from prize tubs.
Two youths from each age group that find two golden eggs will win iPods.
Participants should bring plastic bags for collecting eggs and a flashlight.
A second Easter egg hunt is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. in Lions Park. It is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ephrata and the Ephrata High School Key Club.
Children will be separated into five age groups for children ranging in age from under 1 year old to fourth-grade students.
The Georgettes, the sister organization of the George Community Hall, hosts an Easter egg hunt 9 a.m. on Saturday at George Community Park in George.
The free event features 40 dozen plastic eggs.
Children ages 1-10 are invited and should bring their own baskets.
The Georgettes also host a bake sale on the front porch of the George Community Hall Saturday at 8:30 p.m. They're raising funds for their George beautification project, and to help purchase pie filling for a giant cherry pie as part of their Fourth of July celebration.
Grand Coulee Dam
The Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club annual Easter egg hunt takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the middle school field in Grand Coulee.
The club will hide approximately 2,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and, for older kids, money.
The event is free and open to kids up to 10 years old.
MarDon Resort is holding their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Kids in four different age groups will hunt for more than 200 dozen plastic eggs hidden throughout the resort.
Children should provide their own baskets or bags for collecting eggs.
Afterward, the kids can dye hard-boiled eggs provided by the resort.
The event is free.
The Easter bunny will also make an appearance at the resort, located at 8198 Highway 262 S.E. in Othello.
The Quincy Moose Lodge and Women of the Moose is sponsoring a free Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. on Saturday for toddlers through fourth grade children at Quincy East Park.
Children should provide their own baskets.
Magler Farms is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt noon Saturday at 2569 Rd. R N.W. in Quincy.
Children 0-10 can participate and the cost is $3 per child.
After the egg hunt, children are invited to participate in games, dye eggs, and participate in a contest to name a newborn pony.