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Families enjoy Marysville's Easter Egg Hunt

 

Christopher Andersson

Ben Johnson picks up an Easter egg at Jennings Park during the city of Marysville's annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 15.

Kids found thousands of eggs near Jennings Park's barn and gardens during the 2017 City of Marysville Easter Egg Hunt on April 15.

Around 12,000 eggs were planned to be hidden around the park during the day, most containing candy but some containing tickets for prizes as well.

Kids around the park could grab eight eggs each during the Easter egg hunt.

"This event has been going on for a number of years now. It's just a great community event and an opportunity for people to come to the park and be in the park and see their neighbors," said Andrea Kingsford, recreation coordinator with the City of Marysville and one of the main organizers of the event. "They get to see smiling faces and this is really what makes Marysville a great community."

Kingsford said that this year's event went very well.

"It's going fabulously well this year. We have a wonderful turnout and the weather cooperated," she said.

Local David Lewis said he came out to "enjoy the activities."

"It's really calm and relaxed, the sun's out and it's gorgeous," he said.

Parent Roseann Johnson said she has come out to the event in years past and returned again this year.

She came to the park "to be part of the community and get some Easter eggs," she said.

"We like all of the booths that they have set up and we're able to mingle with other kids," said Johnson.

Local organizations set up booths and activities for kids to do after they are done hunting for eggs.

"We have many wonderful vendors who joined us this year," said Kingsford.

Christopher Andersson

Charlotte Johnson is about to pick up an Easter egg at Jennings Park during the city of Marysville's annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 15.

This year organizations including Marysville School District, Marysville Together and others came out to provide additional activities for kids.

The Easter Bunny also took pictures with many of the kids at the event.

"My favorite part of the event is just the smiles," said Kingsford. "The kids are always excited to be here and in the park with their families. They love seeing the Easter Bunny and finding all the eggs."

The event is supported by many local organizations that Kingsford wanted to thank.

"Thank you to our sponsors, Marysville Rotary Club, Grandview Village, Steve Fulton State Farm Insurance," she said.

A number of people come out to volunteer as well.

"We have a large number of volunteers that come out to really make this event happen and I appreciate all the volunteerism that is associated with this event as well," said Kingsford.

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