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At the big Valley Easter egg hunts, you gotta move fast | Photo Gallery
“Chocolate’s better than money.” That’s what 6-year-old Iris, a young egg hunter at the Moose Lodge’s annual Easter hunt at Si View Park, told her older sister Brissa. She had discovered that some of the eggs found by children contained cash. But money’s not candy.
The lure of Easter eggs is universal. Egg hunts around the Valley Saturday, April 14, drew thousands of children, who came to parks and greens for candy, wrapped prizes and money eggs, but mostly the thrill of snatching as many brightly colored baubles as possible. From whistle to finish, the hunts at Si View, and at Centennial Fields, took about a minute.
In Snoqualmie, children waited as patiently as possible for the Easter Bunny to arrive by fire truck and kick off the hunt. “Fire truck! It’s cool!” remarked Kole, 2, to mom Nu, awaiting his first egg hunt.
Friends Quinn Bartless and Alysa Anson, both 6, waited at the start line, and scanned theatrically ahead, scoping which eggs to score. “We’re trying to get all of them!” Anson said.
The North Bend Community Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Snoqualmie Valley Moose Lodge 1666. The large Snoqualmie hunt is sponsored by the City of Snoqualmie and Snoqualmie Ridge Residential Owners Association.
A bunny-eared Carter Eklund, 1, of Snoqualmie, is accompanied by dad Tim at Centennial Fields.
Shane Clinton, 2, manages quite the haul of eggs at Snoqualmie’s hunt.
Jacob Guyer, 7, of North Bend, in orange shirt, rockets after goodies at Si View.
A bunny-eared boy races for eggs in North Bend.
Second grader Tate Nicholson, 8, won one of the grand prizes at Centennial Fields.
Kole, 2, and mom Nu await the Easter Bunny at Snoqualmie's hunt.
Jenna Nowak of North Bend, 5, hangs out with her dad at the Si View hunt.
Lillian Nelson, 3, of Snoqualmie, seeks goodies in the young ones' section of the city hunt.
Friends Tanner, Braeden, Gracie, Megan and Chloe show off their haul at Centennial Fields.
A girl at the North Bend hunt.
Children race for eggs at Centennial Fields.