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A 'Hoppy Easter' in Elmwood

Children gathered around the Elmwood royalty as they read raffle prize winners' names Saturday, April 20 in Butternut Park. Myah Hofacker clutches the bunny she just won. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 7
Members of the Elmwood Royalty Court and the Easter Bunny presided over an egg hunt in Elmwood Saturday, April 20. The winners of the bike raffle are (from left) Jason Delong, Macie Garfield, Sam Hartung, Olivia Knegendorf, Annabelle Wood and Lawrence Hewitt. The toy raffle winners are pictured in front, but scattered in excitement before their names could be recorded. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 7
As Elmwood royalty members cut the ropes, children swarmed Butternut Park on Saturday, April 20 in search of brightly colored Easter eggs, of which there were an abundance. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 7
Miss Elmwood Taylin Delong reads off raffle prize winners' names at the Elmwood Easter Egg Hunt in Butternut Park on Saturday, April 20. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 7
(From left) Tru Hofacker, age 7, and Myah Hofacker, age 5, were dressed in their Easter finery for the Elmwood Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20 in Butternut Park. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 7
Children in age groups 8-12. 4-7, and 0-3 waited in anticipation to see if they won a bike at the Elmwood Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 7
Four-year-old Rory Kosin, of Elmwood, says Happy Easter while collecting eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt in Butternut Park on Saturday, April 20. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTwon Multimedia7 / 7

It was a fine day for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 in Elmwood. The weather was made-to-order, and children and their parents were overjoyed to hunt for eggs outside in the warm temperatures.

Winners of the bike raffle, presented by the Elmwood royalty court and sponsored by area businesses, included:

Jason Delong, ages 8-12

Macie Garfield, ages 8-12

Sam Hartung, ages 4-7

Olivia Knegendorf, ages 4=7

Annabelle Wood, ages 0-3

Lawrence Hewitt, ages 0-3

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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