Local Easter Egg Hunts Held


Lining Up for the Hunt at Eagles Lodge

A local tradition of hunting Easter Eggs continued in Willow Creek Park this past Saturday, March 31st as the Lamar Parks and Recreation Department hosted their annual egg hunt for the very young and their parents.

Jerry Roseberry estimated from 150 to 175 attendees were on hand for the 9am egg gathering event which is divided into three age groups. Peter Cottontail, a really big rabbit, served as the official greeter for all the hunters who would make their run through the park, gathering approximately 450 eggs, filled with candy and some surprise certificates.

Parks and Rec Staff & Helpers (courtesy photo)

Roseberry said contributors included Sonic Drive-In, McDonalds, Burger King as well as Wal-Mart and Community State Bank also contributed to the Saturday event.

The ‘Rascally Rabbit’ at Willow Creek Park. (courtesy photo)

Other local organizations held their own hunts, with the Lamar Eagles Lodge hosting their first event on Saturday afternoon, also with three age groups, on the fenced-in lawn and picnic area to the rear of the Aerie on South Main Street.

2 Year Old on Her First Egg Hunt at Eagles Lodge

Organizer, Ron Sicklebower, said close to 100 children were on hand for the egg grab which included some giant sized chocolate bunnies as special prizes.  The Lamar Elks continued their traditional egg hunt on Sunday, April 1st on the lawn of the Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  The members-only hunt attracted just over a hundred participants who searched for their candy-filled and specially prized eggs on the putting green and a portion of the fairway.

By Russ Baldwin

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