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Thousands attend citys annual Easter egg hunt
MARYSVILLE Thousands of people turned out to enjoy some family fun during the city of Marysvilles annual Easter egg hunt, April 7, at Jennings Memorial Park.
Kayla Flynn, recreation coordinator for the Parks and Recreation Department, estimated the annual event drew approximately 2,400 people with more than 6,700 eggs being distributed to the children.
We had a really good turn out this year, said Flynn. It was a very successful day.
Harmony Shook, 3, and her mother, Heidi Cole, of Bellevue, were attending their first Easter egg hunt in Marysville and had a great time. This is a wonderful event, its awesome, said Cole. Were having a lot of fun.
Flynn added that the city had a lot of help to ensure the success of this years event, pointing out that the Marysville Rotary and Grandview Village donated a total of 70 Easter baskets which were given away as prizes. In addition, students from the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Leadership Class and boys soccer team turned out to volunteer at the event.
Also on hand was City Council member John Soriano and three students from his after-school program who were tying balloons into a variety of shapes. Another Council member on hand was Lee Phillips who spent the morning handing out the Easter baskets to the children who found the eggs which contained the prize-winning tickers.
Were very grateful to all of those who helped put on this event, said Flynn.
One of the lucky winners of a basket donated by Grandview Village was 3-year-old Haley Zacky of Marysville. The Easter basket was taller than the toddler and was filled with toys and candy.
This was the second year in a row that Haley and her parents, Melinda and Tony Zacky, were attending the Easter Egg hunt sponsored by the city.
We love being part of this event, said Deb Loughrey-Johnson, of Grandview Village, who did the shopping to purchase many of the Easter baskets given away as prizes. Its a lot of fun to see the smiles on the childrens faces.