Kids of all ages have fun at Easter event in Osakis

Osakis Fire Department Auxiliary hosted the event.

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McKenna Carity of Osakis, who was sticking close to her mom, Ashley Carity, gives the Easter bunny a high-five during the Big Rig Easter Hop in Osakis. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)

Saturday's nice weather may have been the reason for the good turnout at the Big Rig Easter Hop in Osakis.

A big crowd gathered in the Early Childhood Family Education parking lot April 3 for the event put on by the Osakis Fire Department Auxiliary.

The Easter Bunny was on hand to take pictures with kids, and treats were handed out to all attendees. Kids also got the opportunity to check out fire trucks, an ambulance, police car, semi trucks and several other big rigs.

The auxiliary's Easter event for children is typically held in the Osakis Community Center but with the pandemic, it made sense to move it outside, according to organizers.


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Elizabeth Dahlheimer of Osakis takes a picture of the her three children – Hannah, 6; Caleb, 8; and Chloe, 3 – with the Easter bunny in Osakis on Saturday, April 3. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)

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Osakis Police Officer Cal Uhl watches as 9-year-old Larissa Hoeper of Grove Lake tries to get out of the handcuffs he put on her during the Big Rig Easter Hop. The event, held in the Early Childhood parking lot, took place Saturday, April 3. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)

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Three-year-old Rocklan Collins of Alexandria, keeps an eye on the Easter bunny, as his dad, John Collins and 6-year-old brother, Slade, pose for a photo. The family attended the Big Rig Easter Hop in Osakis Saturday, April 3. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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