Egg hunts abound this weekend in MLT

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easter-eggMountlake Terrace will again be the Easter Egg capital of south Snohomish County this year as the city plays host to three egg hunts in two days starting Friday.

The adults get the first shot at finding eggs with a hunt on Friday, March 29, at Evergreen Playfield, 22205-56th Ave. W. The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt is intended for those age 18 and older, and features music, games and a hunt at dusk. Festivities begin at 7 p.m.; cost is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Proceeds from the event go to the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable arm of Seaun and LaRae Richards, the owners of Red Onion Burgers.

The MLT Easter Egg Hunt, the biggest of the three events this week, is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m., at Evergreen Playfield. The hunt is for kids through age 11 and features 7,000 eggs, prizes, games and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. The event is sponsored by Big E Ales, Creekside Church, Double DD Meats, Fire District 1, Heppner Insurance, HomeStreet Bank, J’s Automotive Repair, Mark Hopkins Photography, The Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, Pagliacci Pizza, Red Onion Burgers, Roger’s Market, and Romio’s Pizza & Pasta.

The Nile Shriners’ Clown Unit will be on hand as they present their annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at the Nile Golf Course, 6601-244th St. S.W. The hunt will be broken up into three age groups, with prizes awarded to kids finding the “special eggs.” Participants are advised to bring their own baskets for egg collecting.

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