Reminder: Adult ‘flashlight’ egg hunt Friday night, kids’ events Saturday

By Doug Petrowski

It will be easy to find some fun (and some eggs) in Mountlake Terrace this weekend as the city is host to three different Easter Egg hunts — one Friday night followed by two on Saturday morning. Here’s the menu of events:

Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt, Friday, April 6, 7 p.m., Evergreen Playfield Soccer Field:?  “Why should the kids have all the fun?” That question led to the creation of an egg hunt for adults age 18 and older. The hunt is set for 7 p.m., but won’t actually begin until dark according to Seaun Richards, owner of the Red Onion Restaurant and one of the event co-sponsors. Participants are advised to bring a flashlight for the hunt.

Prizes, including restaurant dinners-for-two, a hotel stay and various gift cards, will be hidden among the more than 3000 eggs scattered on Evergreen field at 224th Street Southwest between 54th and 56th Avenues West.

The egg hunt is a fundraiser for the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, with proceeds from ticket sales going to put on the children’s egg hunt on Saturday and the foundation’s “Shop with a Cop” event in December. Tickets for the adult-only hunt are on sale now for $7 at the Red Onion (23209-56th Ave. W.) and for $10 at the event.

Mountlake Terrace Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m., Evergreen Playfield:
The kids take over for the Saturday morning egg hunt at Evergreen Playfield on 56th Avenue West. Volunteers are filling about 10,000 eggs with candy and prizes for ages 0-11 to collect. The kids will be divided into four age groups in an attempt to make for fair play among all the participants.

“We try to make sure everyone gets something,” Richards explained.

The morning event will kick off with visits from the Easter Bunny, the Red Onion mascot and firefighters from Fire District 1.

This is the third year for the event since taking a hiatus in 2009 due to a lack of sponsorship. Now the hunt is sponsored by 20 businesses and individuals, and is conducted by many volunteers. “I like how Mountlake Terrace has come together to put on this event,” Richards said. The hunt is free and open to the public.

The Annual Nile Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m., Nile Shrine Golf Center:
The longest continuously-running Easter egg hunt in Mountlake Terrace is put on by the Nile Shriners. Their hunt takes place in the picnic area located in the center of the Nile Shrine Golf Center. Free parking is available inside the center; the golf course entrance is off of 244th Street Southwest.

Kids will be divided into three age groups, then released to find eggs filled with candy and prizes. The Nile clowns will be on hand to add to the festivities.
The Nile Easter Egg Hunt is free and open to the public.

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