Hop on over to an Easter egg hunt, or two

Fun community events are planned for this week

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Volunteers have been hard at work stuffing 5,000 brightly colored plastic eggs with candy, coins and other goodies in preparation for the Downtown Washougal Association’s inaugural Easter egg hunt.

Those lending their time to help out have included Scouts, Washougal Lions, local business leaders and members of the city council.

The EGGstravaganza, for kids in fifth grade and younger, will be held Wednesday, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Reflection Plaza, located at Main Street and Pendleton Way.

“We wanted to remove a bit of the frenzy in this egg hunt so we’ll let kids enter the hunt area in small groups to find six eggs each, one of each color, before they exit,” explained Courtney Wilkinson, DWA president. “This way the event can be spread out over the whole two hours and families won’t need to be worried they will miss out if they are not here as the event begins.”

The EGGstravaganza will also include photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny and Easter Chick, music, treats including cotton candy and snow cones, and activities for kids of all ages. Students from the Dayley Dance Academy will perform, and the Rotary Club Duck will pass out rubber ducks.

“We hope families come and enjoy the event and then stay around for shopping or dining at any of our great downtown Washougal restaurants,” Wilkinson said.

Other Easter egg hunts happening this weekend include:

Columbia Ridge Senior Living egg hunt and brunch:

An Easter brunch open to the community will be held Saturday, with seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., at 2300 W. Ninth St., Washougal. Cost is $10 per person, and RSVPs are due today.

An egg hunt starts at noon.

For more information, call 335-1238.

Washougal Eagles egg hunt at Hathaway Park

The hunt will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, at 799 25th St., in Washougal.

There will be 20,000 Easter eggs for children in age groups ranging from birth to age 12.

Children will have the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny.

The annual event is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Washougal Aerie 4390.

Video of the event will be posted on YouTube.

For more information, call Ron Hawkins at 910-1831.

Vancouver Farmers Market Easter egg hunt

A hunt for goodies hidden inside 8,000 plastic eggs will be held Saturday, at Esther Short park, 415 W. Sixth St.

There will be hunts for age groups including birth to 3 at 10 a.m., 4 to 6 at 10:20, children with special needs at 10:20; and 7 and older at 10:40.

The free event will also include face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, balloon animals and a bounce house.

For more information, visit www.vancouverfarmersmarket.com.

Camas Parks and Recreation Easter Day Egg Hunt

More than 10,000 candy and prize filled eggs, stuffed by volunteers, will be tossed on the lawn at Crown Park, at the corner of Northeast Everett Street and 17th Avenue for the 24th annual Easter Day Egg Hunt.

This event will take place in Crown Park on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

There will be designated egg hunting areas for age groups including 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, and need to bring a basket or bag to collect their eggs.

The Traditional Easter Bonnet and Contemporary Hat contest will take place immediately following the egg hunt.

No animals are allowed in the park.

For more information, contact Krista Bashaw, recreation coordinator for special events at 834-5307.