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Egg-citing Easter fun to abound
by Jennifer Wardell
Apr 09, 2009 | 2554 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
FAMILIES GATHERED at Woods Cross Elementary last year to join in that city’s Easter Eggstravaganza.
FAMILIES GATHERED at Woods Cross Elementary last year to join in that city’s Easter Eggstravaganza.
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DAVIS COUNTY — There will be plenty of egg-finding action going on all through Davis County this Saturday — all you have to do is choose your hunting grounds.

Cities all the way from North Salt Lake to Clearfield have scheduled youth council-supported Easter egg hunts for the morning of April 11, and the only requirements for attendance are children of the appropriate age, baskets or sacks, and showing up right on time so you don’t miss all the action.

In North Salt Lake, a last minute scheduling change has moved the annual Easter egg hunt back to April 11 at 10 a.m. at Hatch Park. Approximately 7,000 eggs are put out for kids ages 2-12, and each of them are filled with either candy or points that kids can redeem for prizes at a nearby booth.

“Every year, the event gets more and more people as everyone finds out about it,” said North Salt Lake City Recorder Larae Dillingham. “Everyone seems to really enjoy the whole thing.”

West Bountiful will not be holding an egg hunt this year, but Woods Cross will bring back its annual Easter Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. at Woods Cross Elementary (745 W. 1100 South).

Kids up to age 12 will get the chance to hunt as well as receive both craft items and treats from the Easter Bunny. Residents are asked to donate $1 for the city’s Angel Tree Families.

Centerville’s egg hunt will start slightly earlier than the rest of Davis County, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the dot at Founder’s Park (parking can be a challenge, so come early). The hunt, which will be for children up to 10 years old, will have approximately 8,000 eggs and begin with the sound of a police siren.

“Of course, we’ll have it rain or shine,” said Centerville youth council advisor Lisa Summers. “It’s always a highly anticipated event — you can stand in one spot in the park and just watch people descend.”

Farmington will be having its Easter egg hunt at the main city park at 10 a.m., with kids 12 and under hunting for a total of 9,000 eggs filled with candy, little toys, and tickets for special prizes.

“They won’t be too hidden in the grassy area, but we do the best we can,” said Farmington Youth Council Advisor Paula Alder.

Further north, Kaysville will be having its Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. sharp for children 12 and under at Barnes Park (900 West 200 North). Right next door, Fruit Heights will be having what they describe as their biggest egg hunt ever just a few minutes later.

“The eggs were gone in about 20 seconds last year,” said council member Mike Anderson, who is in charge of the hunt. Kids ages 0-10 are welcome. “So this year, we’re doubling the number of eggs, but they’ll still probably be gone in like 10 minutes.”

Because of this, those who are interested are asked to come early, where the youth council will offer face painting and other activities.

Clearfield will be holding two Easter egg activities, with an egg hunt at 10 a.m. sharp at Fisher Park (920 South 1000 East) and an egg dive from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Clearfield Aquatic Center. Up at Antelope Island, there’s an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. (for kids ages 0-12), followed by activities such as a fish pond, farm ball, and gunny sack races until 4 p.m.

jwardell@davisclipper.com
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