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Community Easter egg festivities planned

— Saturday is the typical day for Easter egg hunts, and this year Lower Valley residents have three large community events from which to choose.

Locally, the Sunnyside High School DECA Club will host its fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt at Sun Valley Elementary School Friday in two sections. The first group will be held at 1 p.m. followed by a second hunt at 1:30 p.m.

The Easter bunny is scattering thousands of eggs around Toppenish’s Heritage University Saturday.

The family-friendly “Easter Eggstravaganza” activities begin at noon at the 3240 Fort Road campus.

The egg hunt is open for children ages 12 and younger, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be announced at 3 p.m.

The first 250 participants will receive a free Easter egg basket for their children. But families are also encouraged to bring their own baskets to search out the more than 15,000 Easter eggs scattered around campus.

The free activities include food and games for all ages, such as jumpers, duck pond, sack races, inflatable bowling and a bean bag toss.

The event also features live music and a raffle.

Grandview Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Church of the Nazarene, will host its community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at the community center, 812 Wallace Way.

People who arrive early will have an opportunity to eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. in the community center.

Down the road in Prosser, the Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club will join forces to host that community’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The activities, which will include a visit with the Easter Bunny, will begin at 10 a.m. at Prosser City Park, Seventh Street and Sommers Avenue.

Families wanting to have their children’s photo taken with a giant Easter Bunny can take advantage of the bunny on duty this weekend at the Mid Valley Mall, 2010 Yakima Valley Highway.

The rabbit will be on duty from noon to 4 p.m. Children will receive a coloring book and free bunny ears along with their photo.

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