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Easter fun at Jennings Memorial Park

 

Christopher Andersson

Aubree Wells picks up Easter eggs at the Marysville Easter Egg Hunt on April 4.

Children and families gathered Easter eggs during the annual Easter Egg Hunt put on my the City of Marysville at Jennings Memorial Park on April 4.

More than 10,000 plastic eggs were placed out in the park for children to gather.

"They love walking into each egg-hunting area and seeing all the eggs. I think kids are just so amazed by the thousands of them," said Andrea Kingsford, the City of Marysville's recreation coordinator.

Parent Cassie Wells said she liked the organization of the egg hunt that allowed her daughter time to gather her eggs.

"For her [Wells' daughter] being a little one she's not going to get trampled over by a bunch of people, so to put it by age groups is good," said parent Tyler Wells.

Cassie Wells also enjoyed the many different activities to do.

Parent Chris Dott was surprised to see all the activity at the park.

"This is the first year we've come, but it's really neat to see this really great job putting all this together, it's actually way more than what I was expecting ... there's more than just the egg hunt with the booths and kiosks and music, it's just more of a spectacle than I was expecting in a good way," said Dott.

The event had a good turnout with good weather this year, said Kingsford, and families like coming out to the enjoy the park when that happens.

Christopher Andersson

Ben Dott grabs one of the giant egg decorations at the Marysville Easter Egg Hunt on April 4.

"They love all the activity. They love going to the park, and it's a neat thing because there's so many free opportunities for them," she said.

The city and event organizers help provide prizes, egg dye, baskets and lots of prizes to visitors, said Kingsford. They also provide activities, games and face painting for kids.

In addition to the regular activities available at the event, city officials also added the "bunny hop challenge," an obstacle course that kids can run and jump through.

"A great way to get kids moving at the Easter Egg Hunt and have them hopping and jumping and crawling like an Easter bunny. It's another fun element and I like to try and get something active for the kids to do so it gets them moving," said Kingsford.

This was also the second year for the Children's Craft Fair as well, which is hosted at the city's Easter Egg Hunt.

 

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