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Easter in Ellsworth: Searching for eggs and meeting the Easter Bunny

James Roesler holds his son Thatcher Roesler, winner of another bike. Thatcher expressed some nervousness about the Easter Bunny along with a few other children. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 7
Many children posed to have their picture taken, most donning hats, mittens and winter jackets while holding their buckets and bags full of plastic eggs Saturday, April 13 at the Pierce County Fairgrounds. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 7
Children begin to wander toward the building where the Easter Bunny and bags of candy await them at the Funsters Easter egg hunt Saturday in Ellsworth. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 7
Families searched for the colorful eggs in the white snow together Saturday, April 13 at Pierce County Fairgrounds. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 7
Not everyone was fond of the Easter Bunny. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 7
President of the Ellsworth Funsters Paul Johnson, center with a microphone in hand, announced winners of the raffle. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 7
Desiree Anderson pulls up to the Easter Bunny with her newly-won bike featuring training wheels and gets a bit shy. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 7

Children in the Ellsworth area appeared Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the Pierce County Fairgrounds wearing winter jackets, hats and mittens to gather up dozens of colorful Easter eggs in the snow. The Ellsworth Funsters hosted the annual event and also gave out prizes, such as bikes, to winners of a raffle. Bags of candy were handed out and the Easter Bunny took complimentary photos with children brave enough to sit on his lap.

Rachel Helgeson

Rachel Helgeson

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