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Hundreds of kids enjoy Easter egg hunts in Alberni Valley

Community events, barbecues, church services were family draws over the weekend


Special to the AV News

Hundreds of children participated in a variety of Easter egg hunts and other activities in the Alberni Valley over the weekend.

Nearly 300 kids attended the community Easter event put on by the First Baptist Church in Cherry Creek on Saturday, March 30. Navy League cadets helped with some of the events, which included a barbecue, bouncy houses, bubbles, face-painting, crafts and more.

There were three runs at collecting the eggs, all based on age groups: four years and under, five to eight years and then eight to 12 years. Anyone who found a golden ticket had a chance to win a tablet, which went to Caden Swanson, 10.

Two hundred children with family members attended the city-sponsored Easter Egg-stravaganza at Gyro Recreation Park on Saturday. Kids with Easter baskets searched for eggs scattered around the field, and also participated in activities such as egg and spoon races, sidewalk chalk drawing, crafts and face-painting.

Arrowvale Campground and Collins Farm kicked off Easter weekend fun on Good Friday with a scavenger hunt of sorts along the trails in the upper campground. Kids could sign up to search for eggs and find the Easter bunny.