Annual egg hunt to take place April 19
3/26/2014 10:36:24 AM
By Sarah Robertson
It's time again to break out the plastic Easter egg baskets and pastel party clothes. More than 450 children will gather at Pavillion Park April 19 to collect as many eggs as they can during the 18th annual Liberty Lake Easter Egg Hunt.
Event organizers Alisha and Brian Davis said toddlers to fourth grade children will have a chance to enjoy candy-filled eggs, prizes and, of course, meeting the Easter Bunny. This year's registration is at Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 14 and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 16. The cost is $3 or six candy-filled eggs per child. Registration is required.
This is the couple's second year organizing the event after taking over from Alisha's mother, former mayor Wendy Van Orman, last year.
"My husband Brian and I took it over in 2013, because we loved the community aspect," Alisha said. "It was something we looked forward to bring our children to every year. There is always something special about seeing the joy of a child having fun."
It takes many hands to produce the Easter egg hunt which typically includes over 2,000 stuffed eggs. About two months in advance, Alisha said they start preparing for the event by planning, reserving the proper facilities and soliciting local businesses for donations.
They welcome help from other community members.
"We normally need 18 to 20 people for the day of the hunt," Alisha said. "Some of the things our volunteers do are help set up the different areas, collect empty eggs at the end of the hunt, tear down everything and give out prizes at the information booth."
Interested volunteers can sign up at registration or contact Alisha or Brian at 921-6746.
The event is also in need of a more permanent coordinator. Alisha said she is looking for that special person or group to take over for the next 18 (or more) years.
"It doesn't take much time to put it on, and it's always so rewarding to see the children's faces when they win that awesome prize," she said. "It's an awesome community event that brings people from all over to Liberty Lake. It's what makes Liberty Lake a community."
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IF YOU GO ...
Liberty Lake Easter Egg Hunt
April 19 at 11 a.m.
The hunt is open to toddlers through fourth grade, but registration is required to participate. Registration, which is $3 per child or six plastic eggs filled with wrapped candy, takes place 5 to 8 p.m. April 14 and 4 to 6 p.m. April 16 at Liberty Lake Municipal Library.