Arlington children raced across the Arlington Airport field during the city of Arlington's annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 20.

The egg hunt takes place near the Stillaguamish Athletic Club as children are separated into age groups and line up in the field before being released all at once to grab Easter eggs from the grass.

Local parents said that their kids enjoyed the local Easter event.

"We love it," said local parent Cody Najera. "We were here awhile back, when she [Najera's daughter] was about three years old."

Najera said he was looking forward to returning to the event in the future.

"They had a fantastic time, we're going to come back next year," he said.

The plastic Easter eggs are filled with candy or with prize tickets that could be redeemed for gift cards to local businesses or for gift baskets, such as art-themed baskets from the Arlington Arts Council.

Local grandparent Brenda Martin came to the Easter egg hunt with a couple of her granddaughters.

"It's our first time but we had a blast," said Martin.

"This one likes the competition and this one is really into the Easter Bunny," she said.

The Easter Bunny was available for pictures with the kids before and after the Easter egg hunt and the Arlington fire department brought out some of their vehicles for local kids to see as well.

The event is put on by the city of Arlington with help from local nonprofit organization Youth Dynamics and the Arlington United Church.

In addition to volunteers, the Arlington United Church also provided the refreshments at the event.

"I like to see the community coming together, with the church and Youth Dynamics and other people from the community all partnering to do stuff for the families," said Jessica Ronhaar, executive director of the Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics.

She said that the local organizations like to help out with the event to provide children and parents with a fun holiday.

"We love to help with the Easter egg hunt because it's great to be out here and help families have a great Easter experience," said Ronhaar.

She said she enjoys seeing all the community members who come to the event to give their children a fun time.

"I like seeing the families that come out and do stuff together," said Ronhaar. "It's time together and something fun for them to do."

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