Saturday’s wild dash for colorful prizes highlighted the Soroptimist International of Quincy’s (SIQ) annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 9. More than 150 children from infants to 8-year-olds competed in the joyful tradition this year across the greens at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairground. Photo by Roni Java

Ready, set … dash! Soroptimists hold annual Easter egg hunt

Photo essay by Roni Java

Leylani Fearon, 3, was visiting her grandparents in Cromberg and came from Texas for the egg hunt with her 6-month-old sister Savayah (not shown).  Photo by Roni Java
Quincy toddler Remington Russo, 2, patiently maneuvered around his competitors searching for bright treasures at the SIQ Easter Egg Hunt, a loved local event sponsored by local Soroptimists.  Photo by Roni Java
Paisley Logan, a 4-year-old Quincy preschooler, made an excellent showing with her egg-laden basket.  Photo by Roni Java
Carter Kurpjuweit, 8, (left) gives his brother Camden, 5, some last-minute tips for champion egg-hunting success while Aleah Frid, 6, assures Hudson Kimzey-Heiman, also 6, that she will find a prize ticket in her Easter egg haul. The Quincy children were among dozens of youngsters who turned out for the annual event hosted by the local chapter of Soroptimist International. Photo by Roni Java
Arya Tomaselli, 7, of Quincy gleefully dropped her Easter eggs off to collect her prizes.  Photo by Roni Java
Two junior egg-hunting friends compared their success. Photo by Roni Java
A little fellow found a quiet moment on Saturday to spend time in the sunshine with his best Easter-egg hunting mentor. Photo by Roni Java