Hop to it: Groups host Easter egg hunts

March 30, 2010

By Staff

Trevor Jordan dashes to the far end of the field for treasures as a horde of youngsters pick up prizes near the starting line at the 2009 Easter egg hunt and carnival in the Issaquah Highlands. — By Greg Farrar

With Easter less than a week away, several community organizations will host egg hunts the day before the holiday and on Easter.

The annual Easter egg hunt in the Issaquah Highlands, called Highlands 4 Haiti, will be at Grand Ridge Elementary School, 1739 N.E. Park Drive, on April 3. Proceeds from the event will go to World Vision, a nonprofit relief organization based in Federal Way that’s helping children in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

Wristbands, sold for $5 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, in the days before the event, will also be available at the event gate. The event runs from 10 a.m. – noon.

About 1,700 people turned out for the Sammamish Family YMCA Eggstravaganza last year. Organizers expect about 2,000 attendees when the event returns April 3.

The event will be 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will include carnival games, face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The event will be at the YMCA, 4221 228th Ave. S.E. Call 391-4840 for more information.

More than 10,000 Easter eggs will be part of the 19th Annual Gilman Village Easter Festival & Egg Hunt. The event, 10 a.m. at 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., will also include music, balloons, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. Call 392-6802 for more information.

Adventure Kids Playcare will host a grand opening and spring celebration from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 3 in the Issaquah Commons, 775 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The event also features a community-service component: A raffle benefiting the Issaquah Schools Foundation will be held.

The free event will include a bounce house, an egg hunt, crafts, games and face painting.

Attendees can also meet members of the Eastside Fire & Rescue team until noon and enjoy a video game theater. Children who attend the event eat free at Chipotle during the opening.

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church will host not one, but two Easter egg hunts after church services Easter morning. Parishioners invite members to enjoy a service and music, followed by a free egg hunt for children. The church, at 325 S.E. Darst St., will conduct the family events after its 9 and 11 a.m. services April 4.

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