MARQUETTE - Hundreds of people enjoyed the fun at the Chocolay Township Lions Club's 12th annual Easter egg hunt Saturday.
Many parents brought their children to the Silver Creek Church in Harvey to hunt for Easter eggs outside, recieve a gift and meet the Easter Bunny. The Lions Club plans for 500 children every year and hides about 5,000 Easter eggs on the church grounds, said Pete Larue, Lion Club member.
"It all started when I was watching the White House Easter Egg Roll on TV and I thought that we could do something like that here," Larue said. "Everyone seems to enjoy it and the kids have a lot of fun."
Austen Arvon, 5, runs to find more Easter eggs for his basket during the Chocolay Township Lions Club 12th annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Silver Creek Church. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
Grace Sobczak, 6, finishes up her Easter egg hunting with a full basket. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
Children 4 years old and up were allowed to go outside and search for hidden eggs. A separate room was prepared for children 3 and under, where they could enter and search through shredded paper to find hidden eggs. When the kids were done finding their eggs, they turned them in and got a bag of goodies and a toy.
Leah Arvon of Ishpeming said she brings her children to the Easter egg hunt every year and said they love it.
"I think it's a wonderful thing for them because it's open running," Arvon said. "When I said 'Easter egg hunt,' they kept asking, 'when is it?' and 'are we going yet?' They seem to have a lot of fun."
Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-486-4401. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org