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Get your fill of Easter fun: Have an egg-citing time at Clark County egg hunts

By , Columbian staff writer

If spring is your thing, then this is an especially good season to celebrate. It’s been a long, dismal winter on many counts, but nature has continued on its optimistic course, nursing bulbs and buds that are now bursting into flower. The daffodils remind us that it’s time for hope and renewal. It’s time for chocolate bunnies, fluffy chicks, flower-bedecked bonnets and really bad egg puns. In short, it’s time for Easter egg hunts.

Here are four community egg hunts that offer springtime fun. If you’ve got children or grandchildren, especially tiny tots, now is the time to get out their cutest outfits and get your cellphones ready to capture adorable moments. Easter Sunday is late this year, so there’s a good chance the weather will cooperate and all the Easter baskets will stay dry. For more information about each event, check with event organizers.

Down on the farm

Join the Community Easter Egg Hunt at Shangri-La Farm, 26300 N.E. Third St. in the Fern Prairie area of Camas, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The egg hunt will be divided into three age groups: a Tots’ Egg Hunt for kids up to 4 at 10 a.m., followed by a Kids’ Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. for ages 5 to 8 and a Big Kids’ Hunt at noon for children over 9 years old. Visitors are also invited to tour the farm and see honeybees, chickens and chicks, raised vegetable beds, flower gardens, berry patches and orchard. The farm stand will be open selling fresh eggs, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Farm owner Liz Pike’s art studio will also be open for tours. Attendees must park at Grove Field Airport, 632 N.E. 267th Ave.; a free shuttle will take attendees to the farm. For more details, call 360-281-8720 or email pikeadvertising@comcast.net.

Eggs with Elks

The Vancouver Elks Lodge No. 823, 11605 S.E. McGillivray Blvd., Vancouver, is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The hunt, which begins promptly at noon, will be divided into four age groups: up to 2 years, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years and 9 to 11 years. The hunt is at the same time for all age groups. A family photo station will open at 10:30 a.m.; family and individual photographs cost $5 and will be emailed to the recipients. Free face painting begins at 11 a.m. A lunch of hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate and soda will be available to purchase. The event is open to everyone, both Elks Club members and nonmembers. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/VancouverElks823 or call 360-256-0823.

Recipe for fun

Camas Parks and Recreation is hosting the Camas Egg Scramble, a free community Easter egg hunt in Crown Park, 120 N.E. 17th Ave., Camas, at 1:30 p.m. sharp on Easter Sunday. Over 10,000 candy and prize-filled eggs will be hidden in designated egg hunting areas color-marked for age groups 2 to 3, 4 to 5, 6 to 7, 8 to 9 and 10 to 12. All ages start the egg hunt at the same time. Children should bring baskets or bags to hold their eggs and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not allowed in the hunting areas, except in the area marked off for ages 2 to 3. Special accommodations will be made for all abilities. The Traditional Easter Bonnet and Contemporary Hat Contest will take place at 2 p.m. The contest is open to all ages (adults too). Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to participants. For more details, visit www.cityofcamas.us/parksrec or call 360-834-5307.

Eggs by the lake

Woodland Moose Lodge No. 2394 is hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at Horseshoe Lake Park, 700 Goerig St. in downtown Woodland. Egg hunts will be offered for children in four age groups: tiny tots aged 2 and under, toddlers aged 3 to 5, little ones from 6 to 8 years old and bigger kids from age 9 to 11. Three prize baskets will be awarded per age group. For more information, contact Lota Ross at 360-903-3579 or call the Moose Lodge any day after 2 p.m. at 360-225-7736.

Treats and treasures

Vancouver Church, 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, invites the community to an Easter festival from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Activities include Easter egg hunts, bouncy houses and a blow-up obstacle course, carnival games, a petting zoo, a family comedy show, free hot dogs and ice cream and a raffle. The event is free and open to anyone. To learn more, visit vancouverchurch.org or call 360-574-1611.

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