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Lions Easter Egg Hunt Is On!

Mar 25, 2024 02:46PM ● By Barbara Ott
A girl takes part in an Easter egg hunt. Image from Pixabay, by Vlad Vasnetsov

GRIDLEY, CA (MPG) - It’s time for boiled eggs, grass stains and kids dressed in fancy Easter clothes.  The Gridley Lions Club 46th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Vierra Park is happening live and in person! 

Come and participate on Saturday, March 30.  The Hunt starts at 11:00 a.m. 

This hunt is for children ages 0 to 9.  The Easter Egg Hunt is divided into hunting groups. The groups are very young 0-1, 2-3, 4-5.

Parents are allowed in the roped off “very young” areas and can help their young child find eggs.  Each of the “very young” participants gets a raffle ticket.  Each “very young” group has a separate raffle to win a stuffed bunny. 

The next groups are the mid-ages: 6-7, 8-9.  No parents or older siblings are allowed in the mid-age areas.  They hunt eggs on their own.  For them, 5 prize eggs will be painted silver, 5 will be painted gold, and one will be painted gold and silver.  These prize eggs are hidden with all the other eggs, when one is found that child turns it in for a stuffed bunny prize. 

The candidates for Miss Butte County will be present, as will the Easter Bunny.  Other activities will happen at Vierra Park to add to the fun and make it a good time for all. The Gridley Lions Club encourages those that attend to bring canned food to contribute to a local food closet. 

Gridley Lions will be dyeing 400 dozen (4,800) hard-boiled eggs.  It takes five hours for the Gridley Lions to dye the eggs, an hour to hide them, and the hunt is over in approximately 5 minutes.

The Easter Egg Hunt is a time-honored tradition in Gridley.  Get ready, set, and go so the children of this town will have an Easter Egg Hunt to remember.