Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

Local kids have an eggstraordinary day For egg hunting


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Taking time and maybe hints from the Easter Bunny are, from left to right, Elizabeth Solis, Brandon Torres and Chino Torres. The Easter Bunny says his name is Gabe Childers.

The Easter Bunny spent a busy Saturday in southeast Laramie County hopping from Albin to Burns, in the morning, and finally to Pine Bluffs in the afternoon bringing joy, eggs and candy to kids in the area.

In Albin, the holiday hare was assisted by the Town of Albin and the Community Center in hiding his eggs. The town spiced up the hunt by providing books for the children to take home, snacks to eat and coffee for the parents.

Due to the windy and cool conditions, the younger children, ages zero to five, hunted inside the building while the older youth searched amongst the trees outside.

In Burns, the annual rabbit was assisted by Laramie County Fire District 6.

At 2:00 p.m. Mr. Bunny had finished his work at the Leaning Rock Golf Course in the bluffs above the town and with a blast of his siren, Police Chief Justin Trout let the kids cut loose to find the Easter eggs that the clever rabbit had hidden, along with one golden egg for each age group. On her second birthday, Kahlee Marcinko was lucky enough to find one of the golden eggs. The finders of those golden eggs each received five dollars.

That happy hare was assisted in Pine Bluffs, in the placement of the 380 eggs, by the local Lion's Club, youths from the local FFA chapter, the Pine Bluffs High School Honor Society and the youth group from Crossroads Community Church.

Inside each egg was a number. Taking the numbers from the eggs, the children were then sent on another hunt to find stores in the area that displayed their particular numbers and held prizes for them.

The Lion's Club began their work on this hunt in 1932 when Dr. Morris, then the town doctor and Lion's Club member, assisted the Easter Bunny by driving round the Leaning Rock Golf Course and throwing candy from his car. His work has been carried on ever since.


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