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Easter egg hunt returns to Clearwater

The fire department welcomed roughly 100 kids to the event
Beth Polly, 2, shows off her very full bag of Easter goodies at an Easter egg hunt put on by the Clearwater Fire Department on Friday, April 15. While the older kids were outside, those aged four and under had their fun inside the fire hall, searching through turnout gear and in plastic bins to find their prizes. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

After two years, the Clearwater Fire Department’s Easter egg hunt returned.

About 100 kids were welcomed at the fire hall on Friday, April 15, by excited members of the CFD. The team had prepared over the previous days, hiding chocolates and other sweets around the hall, on the trucks and inside.

“We enjoyed reconnecting with the community and seeing all the happy, excited faces.”

Families got a visit from the Easter Bunny who was handing out candy rings and goodie bags before the event, and a story was performed by local librarian Kaylea Prime.

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Luke Harkies, 4, reaches as far as he can behind the sheet of plywood to grab a chocolate egg during the Clearwater Fire Department’s Easter egg hunt. Harkies was one of about 100 children who showed up to take part in the event. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Jace Verge, 7, reaches high into the handles of the fire truck compartments where Easter goodies were hidden. He was taking part in the Clearwater Fire Department’s Easter egg hunt on Friday. Verge is a seasoned egg hunter as he’s participated in the egg hunt since he was just tot at the age of one. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
A few youngsters were gifted with goodies from the Easter Bunny on Saturday as part of the Vavenby Fire Department’s Easter basket delivery from the town’s very own Easter Bunny. (Submitted photo)
Zoey Johnsen, 22 months, shows off the colourful goodies she found during the Easter egg hunt at the Clearwater Fire Department on Friday, April 15. She and a few other youngsters had their own egg hunt inside the hall, while the bigger kids fought to find chocolates and candy hidden outside. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)