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posted: 4/5/2013 1:00 PM

Surprises for all at Des Plaines Easter egg hunt

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  • Madison Jakubowski, 4, collected a dozen eggs at the annual Des Plaines Park District free Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, at Prairie Lake Park.

      Madison Jakubowski, 4, collected a dozen eggs at the annual Des Plaines Park District free Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, at Prairie Lake Park.
    Courtesy of Lisa Haring

  • Ian and Katrina Miletic visit with the Easter Bunny at the annual Des Plaines Park District free Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30, at Prairie Lake Park.

      Ian and Katrina Miletic visit with the Easter Bunny at the annual Des Plaines Park District free Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30, at Prairie Lake Park.
    Courtesy of Lisa Haring

 
Submitted by Des Plaines Park District

A chilly, yet sunny day brought over 500 participants to the annual Des Plaines Park District's free Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, March 30, at Prairie Lake Park. Over 8,000 toy- and treat-filled eggs were spread out on the soccer fields. The hunt began promptly at 10 a.m. for the 2- and 3-year-olds, and was followed by four additional age divisions, including a special hunt for teens and adults.

"The annual Easter egg hunt has become a favorite of Des Plaines residents and their children for several years now," said Jennifer Boys, assistant superintendent of recreation. "Everyone, young and old and in between enjoy watching the children search for the eggs. It is a wonderful family day for our community."

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After filling their baskets, children stopped to visit with the Easter Bunny and have their picture taken.

For information about spring events at the Des Plaines Park District, visit www.DPParks.org.

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