Easter extravaganza

Annual holiday egg hunt brings smiles, laughter 

Aubrie Rosenogle proudly shows her parents her basket full of eggs after the Easter egg hunt at Roben-Hood Airport Saturday afternoon. During the event, hosted by the Big Rapids Elks, hundreds of local children were all smiles as they collected brightly colored Easter eggs filled with candy and other prizes. Tom Stellard, president of the Big Rapids Elks, said he looks forward to the egg hunt every year. “It just keeps growing each year” he said. “It’s all about the kids and their smiles.” (Pioneer photos/Taylor Fussman)

Smiles and laughter filled the air as kids raced to fill their baskets with Easter eggs Saturday afternoon. Big Rapids Elks President Tom Stellard said there were more than 15,000 eggs spread out for children to collect.

Hundreds of area kids eagerly waited for the Easter egg hunt to start on Saturday. The egg hunt area was divided into age groups of 4 and under, 5 to 7 years and 8 to 10 years.

Emily Schlaupitz (left) helps her daughter, Raelynn Bleeker, collect eggs on Saturday. Schlaupitz said her daughter had a great time gathering eggs with the other kids.

Raelynn Bleeker searches for colorful eggs during her first visit to the annual Big Rapids Elks Easter egg hunt.

In addition to the Big Rapids Elks Easter egg hunt at Roben-Hood Airport on Saturday, several other egg hunts took place throughout Mecosta County during the holiday weekend for area youngsters to win sweet treats and other prizes.

Kayla Cook (left) helps her daughter, Lynden, go through the eggs she collected during the Easter egg hunt this weekend.

In addition to sweet treats, some of the Easter eggs at Roben-Hood Airport were filled with tickets for a prize, which kids and parents could collect after the egg hunt.

After hundreds of kids took to the fields of Roben-Hood Airport to fill their baskets and bags with plastic eggs, families could take their tots inside the hangar for a picture with the Easter Bunny.



Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the cops and courts reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at tfussman@pioneergroup.com.

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