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Community egg hunts offer candy and prizes

Discover Pass not needed for two hunts in state parks

— An egg hunt and picnic will get rolling at noon Saturday at Pearrygin Lake State Park, 561 Bear Creek Road.

A Discover Pass is not needed, since Saturday is a Washington State Parks free admission day.

The free hunt, organized by the Twisp Valley Grange, will feature the egg hunt for children, followed by a free barbecue provided by Ulrich Drug. The Winthrop Kiwanis Club will offer photos with the Easter bunny.

Hunters are asked to bring a basket for eggs and a blanket for the picnic.

Other egg hunts in the area include:

Bridgeport — The Quad City Eagles is planning its annual Easter egg hunt for 10 a.m. Saturday in Marina Park, 801 Jefferson Ave.

Prizes for the hunt will be given to winners in three age groups: 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8, organizer Dianne Sleeper said.

Area children are invited to help dye the eggs at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Eagles, 1030 Columbia Ave. Refreshments will be served.

Parents and other community members are invited to the Eagles at 6 p.m. Tuesday to make the prize baskets and children’s’ snacks – popcorn ball Easter bunnies.

Residents at Harmony House Health Care Center in Brewster will also dye some eggs for the event, Sleeper said. There could be at least 30-45 dozen eggs, including plastic ones filled with candy.

Conconully — the Ladybugs fire auxiliary and Conconully Volunteer Fire Department will offer a hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday in Conconully State Park for youngsters through pre-teen age.

The free hunt will be in the day area west of the main entrance, and will include plastic eggs filled with candy, coins, trinkets and tickets entitling finders to special holiday toys. One certificate for an Easter basket will be in each age area.

A Discover Pass is not needed.

All youngsters will receive holiday chocolate candy and fire safety information.

Grand Coulee – An Easter parade will be at 10 a.m. in downtown Grand Coulee. Prizes will be given for best Easter outfit, bonnet and costume. Pets should be on leashes.

The Grand Coulee Dam Lions Club will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grand Coulee Dam Middle School athletic field, 412 Federal Ave.

Mansfield — The Mansfield Lions Club will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bluestem Park, following a pancake feed from 8-9:30 a.m. in front of the fire station, 138 Main St.

Children will be able to have photos taken with the Easter bunny.

Nespelem – A children’s egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center, 1 Convalescent Center Blvd.

Special eggs will bring their finders Easter baskets.

Omak — 10 a.m. Saturday in Civic League Park next to the Omak Public Library, 30 S. Ash St.

Children up to third-grade can search for eggs. Four age categories will be offered.

More than 2,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs will be offered.

“Don’t be late,” the organizing Omak-Okanogan Civic League and Omak Masons said. “The event starts promptly at 10 a.m. with the ringing of the church bells” next door to the park.

Oroville – An egg hunt is planned at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Veranda Beach, 299 Eastlake Road. The Easter Bunny will be there.

Pateros — An Easter egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. Saturday outside Rivers Restaurant and the neighboring Lakeshore Inn on Lakeshore Drive.

“Parents, don’t let your kids be late. It’s a fast, fast three minutes,” restaurant Manager Theresa Blackburn said.

About 1,500 plastic eggs will be dispersed in three different areas for three different age groups: 0-6, 7-9 and 10-12, Blackburn said.

The eggs will be filled with candy as well as small gift certificates and possibly other goodies.

Prize baskets will be awarded to the winner from each age group.

Republic – An egg hunt will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Track Raceway on Airport Road south of town.

Riverside – The Lighthouse Assembly of God Church is organizing an egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday in the city park next to the Riverside Grocery, 102 N. Main St.

Prizes and free hot dogs will be offered. The hunt is for children up to age 12.

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