Easter bunny Charlene Sandifer caught in the act of hiding eggs at the first annual KVCC Easter egg hunt.
While children in most parts of the lower-48 donned Easter Bonnets and spring apparel to hunt their prized Easter eggs, kids in Kenai went hunting in the snow covered woods behind the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center (KVCC)in their bunny boots and parkas. Under cloudy skies and relatively mild temperatures hundreds of kids gathered some 2,800 eggs in the first annual KVCC Easter egg hunt. The event was coordinated by KVCC Museum Services Manager Dana Woodard, "It was our director's idea actually but she passed it on to me and we had great cooperation in getting donations for prizes from Three Bears, Safeway, Fred Myers, and our bunny costume was donated by the Elks Lodge," said Woodard. Prizes included Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies, toys and candies.
2-year-old Halley Mahaffey and Desmond Duniphin, 7, uncover an egg at the first KVCC Easter egg hunt.
Charlene Sandifer of Kenai had the fun of wearing the Easter Bunny costume, "I gave away as many hugs as I did Easter eggs, it was way fun and I had a lot of pictures taken with the kids," said Bunny Charlene. There was also a real lop eared bunny for kids to pet inside the KVCC. All in all, and especially according to the little ones who did the hunting in the woods, the first Easter egg hunt at the KVCC was a great success, "Oh I'm sure we'll do it again next year," exclaimed Woodard.
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