Children and parents showed up in droves on Saturday for the annual Colusa Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt at the Colusa County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
“Once again, you do something good for kids and families and one more good memory of Easter,” said Lions Club secretary Larry Yegohian. “We thought it was a very good success for us.”
For many, plucking Easter eggs from the grass at the fairgrounds is a tradition that goes back multiple generations.
“We were talking about it and trying to figure it out, and I think we’ve come up with at least 70-plus years,” Yegohian said. “That’s a long time for an Easter egg hunting tradition.”
While the local service club doesn’t keep track of the number of Easter egg hunters, the number of participants was estimated to be in the hundreds. Kids collected about 2,700 hardboiled eggs, which the Lions Club had dyed in various colors on Thursday.
The hardboiled eggs are a nice touch, said Danielle Frampton, who brought her sons, Julius and Ethan.
“That’s why I like this one. The kids get to pick up an actual egg in their hand,” said Frampton. They also make for some tasty snacks that are healthier than candy, she added, from potato salad and egg salad sandwiches to deviled eggs.
For three-year-old Bella Esham – who hunted eggs with her mother, Allyssa Esham and her mother’s boyfriend, Carlos Flores – it was the first time she had participated in an Easter egg hunt in Colusa. Asked if she was excited to hunt for some Easter eggs, a shy but smiling Esham nodded her head ‘yes.’ After the hunt, the cheerful tot counted her loot – nine eggs – with some help from Flores.
“She actually got a good haul,” said Flores.■