Ryan Heredia

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April 4, 2007
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Easter brings a hoppin' good time for area kids


Recent crisp, sunny mornings in western Nevada County should make for prime Easter egg-hunting weather during at least four events slated for the Easter weekend.

The 49er Family Fun Park, at 314 Railroad Ave. in Grass Valley, will host an unusual Easter egg hunt from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday for children ages 10 and under. Participants will get an egg and a basket when they start. Each egg will have a sticker on it, and the kids will search through the miniature golf course to find other eggs with matching stickers.

The egg hunt is a free community service and is not a race, so you can show up at any time and still get the same number of eggs. Other activities will include a bounce house.

"It's a little more fair this way, and nobody should go home sad," manager Gail Zisko said.

The Annual St. Patrick Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Knights of Columbus starts at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph's Cultural Center gardens next to Mount Saint Mary's Academy. Instead of the traditional hard-boiled eggs, volunteers this year filled plastic eggs with sweets and goodies.

"Keep on the lookout for the Easter Bunny," Knights member Randy Reuter said, hinting the seasonal star may make an appearance before the day is done. All are welcome and this event is free of charge.

Members of Grass Valley Moose Lodge No. 2217, Chapter No. 1767, will be hiding 5,000 eggs that are to be boiled and colored by the Women of the Moose today. The event is for kids up to 11 years old and will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hennessy School, 225 South Auburn St, Grass Valley.

Lodge member Dan Wiles will be riding his unicycle and juggling.

In North San Juan, Claire Grondona and her volunteer collaborators will hide five cases of eggs at Fire Station No. 1, on Reservoir Road, of the North San Juan Fire Protection District. The hunt starts at 11 a.m. Sunday. A free lunch will follow at 1 p.m.

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Ryan Heredia is a student intern from Bear River High School. Messages for him regarding this story can be sent to trinak@theunion.com or left at 477-4230. Please notify The Union if you know of other Easter egg hunts in the area.


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