The Easter bunny, always the modest type, showed up disguised as a dog.
Founder and organizer Lisa Ikeda of Pacific Neighborhood Association temporarily sidetracked by wedding plans.
Springbrook Park was swept clean in a matter of minutes Saturday as several dozen children of all ages swarmed the field in search of the elusive Easter egg. The hundreds of brightly colored plastic shells soon hatched to give birth to hours of chocolate delight for the lucky kids whose swift feet, sharp eyes and quick hands garnered bags full of the prizes. Lakewood First Lions Club stepped in to manage the annual event for Lisa Ikeda of the Pacific Neighborhood Association, whose rapidly approaching wedding was consuming much of her time.
Two especially fortunate youths managed to be in the right spot in time to locate two special eggs containing the notes signifying they had won the two bicycles provided by the Lakewood Kiwanis Club. Members of the Lakewood Fire and Police Departments were on hand to help manage the event, provide Spanish translation and make arrangements to provide helmets for the lucky winners of the bicycles, Jared Phillips and Amber Guillen.
Story and photos by Ed Kane, Freelance Graphics
Off and running, kids of all ages, separated in different sections, began the mad scramble for the well hidden plastic, candy-filled eggs.
Lakewood First Lions members fill plastic eggs with goodies during their regular 7:00 a.m. Wednesday meeting at Burs Restaurant on Steilacoom Blvd.
Amber Guillien (left) and Jared Phillips pose with the Kiwanis donated bicycles they won for finding the prize egg.