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Easter egg-citement

Zaley Carlson, 5, helps her cousin, Harper Stanek, 1, find eggs at the Osakis Easter Day Saturday, April 20. The two girls, who are both from Grand Rapids, are the granddaughters of Dave and Barb Carlson of Osakis. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review) 1 / 5
Connor McCourt, 2, of Osakis, gets help looking for Easter eggs from his mom, Danielle McCourt, at the Osakis Easter Day Saturday, April 20. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review) 2 / 5
Reagan Ferris, 4, of Osakis concentrates on decorating her Easter cookie at Osakis Easter Day at Pollard Community Center. The event, which took place Saturday, April 20, drew nearly 200 kids. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review) 3 / 5
Spencer Niehaus, 4, of Osakis tries to separate the Easter eggs he found from the cotton and Easter grass the eggs were hidden in. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review) 4 / 5
Kids of all ages look for Easter eggs during the Osakis Easter Day Saturday, April 20 at Pollard Community Center. The event was organized by the Osakis Fire Department Auxiliary. (Celeste Edenloff / Osakis Review) 5 / 5

The Pollard Community Center was hopping with activity last Saturday as nearly 200 kids enjoyed Osakis Easter Day.

The event, put on by the Osakis Fire Department Auxiliary, was deemed a success by organizers and was busier than last year's event. Children of all ages took part in fun games, egg hunting, cookie decorating, and the Easter Bunny was on hand to visit and take pictures with event-goers.

Organizers thanked those who donated items to the event, including the Osakis Economic Development Association, Osakis VFW, Alexandria Elks, Osakis Lions Club, Osakis Chamber of Commerce, Nelson's Men's Club, Walmart, Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, Jump 4 Fun, Tip Top Dairy Bar and Galeon.

Prize winners were Ezrie Christensen, Jack Loxtercamp, Kirk Jacoby, Parker Schultz, Alayna Schultz, Jenna Nelson, Brody Euerle, Elizabeth Oehrlien and Emilia Osburn-Hanson.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and 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 June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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