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At exactly 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, the sound of “GO” rang out over the PA system at the Chester Elementary School play yard and in nano-seconds the Chester Rotary Easter Egg Hunt was under way. The thousands of brightly colored eggs containing candy, toys, cash and tickets for large prizes and gift baskets will all be collected within minutes. Photo by Gregg Scott

Chester Rotary holds annual Easter Egg Hunt

By Gregg Scott

Staff Writer

The Rotary Club of Chester has been hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at the Chester Park for decades, but this year Father Winter got the best of the members by covering the park with feet of snow that was just not safe as a venue, so on Saturday, April 8 they moved to the elementary school and used the playground blacktop as an alternative.  Maybe not traditional, but very provisional on short notice. Mt. Lassen Community Church jumped in with help stuffing the eggs and they also had some sausage stuffed pancakes and hot chocolate there as ‘warmer-uppers.’

Thousands of eggs were spread out in separate age groups for the kids, with each egg containing either candy, money, a toy or a ticket for a prize or gift basket.  Of course, the Easter Bunny is always there for photos and a big Easter welcome. Some may think that there is much irony in the act of a multitude of people spending  several weeks planning an event that takes several hours to set up knowing it will be over in 10 – 15 minutes.  Well, these folks think the effort is worth it to see the smiles from blessed children.

The older age group may have a little more looking to do, but it won’t take too long for them to collect a nice bounty in their baskets. At the end of the challenge, they all had smiles and seemed very happy with their take. Photo by Gregg Scott
The Easter Bunny is always popular with the youngsters.  These three young ladies were a little shy at first, but still had big smiles for photo. From left are Sierra Hernandez, Shelby Cortijo-Giordoa and Serenity Hernandez all from Westwood. Photo by Gregg Scott

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