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Hippity-hoppity Easter fun

| March 31, 2024 1:00 AM

Seeing the excitement and watching the fun is exactly why the Lions hold their event every year. Lions Club president Janice Rader said the club has been holding the Easter egg hunt for 70 years, with more than 6,000 candy-filled eggs scattered throughout Lakeview Park and the Arboretum.

    Phoebe Dignan waits for the start of the Sandpoint Lions' annual Easter egg hunt at Lakeview Park on Saturday.
    A youngster races toward the eggs hidden around the playground equipment at Lakeview Park as he takes part in the Sandpoint Lions' annual Easter egg hunt. Hundreds of local youth turned out for the event.
    A young toddler gets some help finding a few eggs at the "crawlers" area. While eggs for older youth were scattered around a specified area, the eggs for the youngest youth were left near the tote due to the wet grass.
    The Easter Bunny gets a hug from a young fan at the Sandpoint Lions' community Easter egg hunt on Saturday.

    McCall Carey holds the large stuffed unicorn she received after finding a egg with a special ticket tucked inside for a prize. Several hundred local youth turned out for the annual Easter egg hunt, which has been held by the Sandpoint Lions for the past 70-plus years.