By Doug Petrowski
What’s an Easter egg hunt without candy? Organizers of two Mountlake Terrace hunts scheduled for later this month don’t know the answer to that question … and they don’t want to find out.
Seaun Richards, owner of Red Onion Burgers and lead organizer of the March 29 Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt and the March 30 MLT Easter Egg Hunt, is looking for more donations of bagged candy for the two events. Richards estimates he needs 500-600 pounds of candy for the two hunts; as of Thursday they have collected about 20 pounds.
Donations of bagged candy can be brought to the Red Onion Burgers restaurant, 21005-44th Ave. W., during regular business hours.
The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at Evergreen Playfield, 22205-56th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace. “We’ve taken the word ‘adult’ out,” Richards said. “Some people were a little confused about a councilmember being involved in an ‘adult’ event.” Richards has served as a Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember since January, 2012.
The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt is a fundraiser for the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable organization headed by Richards. Admission is $7 if you preregister, or $10 the day of the event.
The MLT Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for Saturday, March 30, at Evergreen Playfield, is a free event intended for kids up to age 11.