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Deep snow makes for interesting Easter egg hunts

Posted: April 2, 2013 - 5:48pm  |  Updated: April 3, 2013 - 9:29am
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Henry Graetzer, 4, Hugo, finds chocolate and coins in his Easter egg at Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore. His family has a cabin in Nisswa. Photo by Nancy Vogt
Henry Graetzer, 4, Hugo, finds chocolate and coins in his Easter egg at Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore. His family has a cabin in Nisswa. Photo by Nancy Vogt

Annual Easter egg hunts in the lakes area were made more interesting Saturday, March 30, because of the deep snow still covering the ground.

One hunt, in Emily, was canceled this year because of snow.

Others, in Crosslake and Pine River, were moved to different locations. An Easter Bunny handed out treats at Crosslake Town Square when snow prevented children from their annual hunt at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park. The Whitefish Area Lions sponsor that hunt.

The Lake Shore Police Department’s annual Easter egg hunt was still at Fritz Loven Park, but the Easter Bunny handed out prize bags with eggs filled with candy and money. The snow was just too deep to have children trudge through it in search of eggs.

At the Nisswa American Legion, preschoolers stayed inside for their egg hunt, but older children did plow through deep snow in search of eggs, including the little and big prize eggs created as special, commemorative prizes each year.

The Pequot Lakes American Legion was the site of an Easter party for children as well, complete with the Easter Bunny.

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