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Third annual egg hunt to feature ‘more golden eggs than ever’

With Easter only a few days away and the whole family gathering together in celebration, what could be more perfect than an Easter Egg Hunt? Bring the whole crew out to Cloquet's Pine Valley Recreation Area on Saturday, April 19.

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With Easter only a few days away and the whole family gathering together in celebration, what could be more perfect than an Easter Egg Hunt? Bring the whole crew out to Cloquet’s Pine Valley Recreation Area on Saturday, April 19.

Start the morning out right with a Pancake Breakfast at the Cloquet Senior Center next to Pine Valley Park, served by members of the Cloquet Skateboard Club. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee for just $5 per person, with children ages 4 and under served for free.

Then forge on to Pine Valley for the Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10-11 a.m., sponsored by Cloquet Community Education, the Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of Cloquet and the AGE to age Program.

This year’s event will feature thousands of eggs hidden in the scenic outdoor setting, including special golden eggs with prizes inside.

“This year’s event will include even more golden egg prizes,” said Community Education Director Ruth Reeves. “The Easter Bunny will spend some time visiting during the pancake breakfast at the adjacent Senior Center before coming out to watch the egg hunt.”

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All plastic eggs can be turned in for a bag of candy. There is no cost for hunting eggs, and children may use an Easter basket or small container to collect them.

“Last year we implemented age-based hunting locations and this worked well - the kids had a blast!” said Karen Sorenson, Community Education marketing coordinator. “Eggs are hidden continuously so that all children have the opportunity to find some eggs and turn them in for a bag of candy.”

There will be separate locations for children ages 1-preschool, grades K-2  and grades 3-5.

Both Sorenson and Reeves said they aren’t particularly worried about what this weekend’s weather will be like.

“Mud puddles and cool weather did not dampen the energy and enthusiasm of the 500-plus egg hunters who attended the event at Pine Valley in 2013!” said Reeves. “There were lots of smiles and happy faces as children turned in their eggs for a treat bag filled with candy and other prizes. Several ‘golden egg’ winners walked away with large, colorful baskets of special prizes.”

For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt, call 218-879-1261.

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