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Photo by Hank Lohmeyer This is the way we gather candy-filled Easter eggs at the Assembly of God.
Photo by Hank Lohmeyer With his treasures first well protected, a boy exits the Tot Lot via the spiral slide.
Photo by Hank Lohmeyer The pleasant surroundings of Town Park made the annual Lions Easter egg hunt a perfect Saturday morning outing for families.

The biggest event in Cedaredge all last week was the day for the annual Easter egg hunt for the community's kids and families. Events were hosted by at least two groups that the public was invited to participate in.

At 10 a.m. members of the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club hosted their traditional Saturday-before-Easter hunt, and the Cedaredge Assembly of God also hosted a hunt at 10:30 for the kids which was followed by a luncheon for participating families.

For over 30 years, members of the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club have been caring about the community's kids by sponsoring and staging an Easter egg hunt. Members held a special meeting for the purpose of preparing all of the sweet goodies for young people.

This year, said club member Pat Means, members filled some 2,000 bags and plastic eggs with all kinds of treats sweet for the community's excited youngsters. They arrived at Town Park on cue at 10 a.m. for the race to sweet riches with siblings, moms and dads, grandparents, and friends all along for the fun.

This year's event was held in the friendly surroundings of Town Park where the goodies were placed in the fresh growing green grass of spring.

The Tot Lot and children's play area proved an especially entertaining place for the Easter Bunny's helpers to tuck away holiday treats in lots of not too obvious places.

The town's convenient community park venue offered an added bit of enjoyment for the local families as swings, playground equipment, benches, shelters, shade and lots of greening spring grass made for the perfect Saturday morning family outing event.

Anyone can find out more about the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club's opportunities for community service and friendship by calling Pat Means at 640-6614.

At the Cedaredge Assembly of God, an Easter egg hunt was staged for families which the public was invited to attend.

Church members provided a luncheon meal for the families after dozens of kids in two age groups made a fast dash for their holiday treats under sunny skies and mild spring weather.

The day afterward, churches throughout Surface Creek Valley held services and re-dedicated their lives to the meaning and reality of Christ's resurrection from the grave; what Christians the world over call "the blessed hope."

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