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Across the valley, kids have options for Easter egg hunts Saturday, March 26

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An Eggquatics participant adds Easter eggs to her collection during last year's underwater egg hunt. The town of Gypsum is again hosting its Egg-stravaganza celebration Saturday, March 26.
Kristin Anderson | Daily file photo |

Today, children in the valley will search for treasure-filled eggs. Want to be part of the action? Here are a handful of egg-hunting options that are free and open to the public.

Beaver Creek Easter Egg hunt

The Easter Bunny will host Beaver Creek’s 24th annual Easter Egg Hunt today, featuring 5,000 hidden eggs. The free festivities start at 10:30 a.m. in Creekside Park, located below the main village.

The egg hunt is separated into two different areas, one for kids ages 4 and younger and the other for kids ages 5 to 12. In the 4 and younger area, 10 kids at a time will hunt for eggs. In the 5 to 12 area, 25 children at a time will hunt for eggs. In between each wave, the eggs are refreshed, so everyone goes home with a full basket.

The Easter Bunny will also be at the egg hunt, ready to take photos. Parents should bring a camera and an Easter basket or use one of the bags provided. The Easter Bunny will also be available for photos in Beaver Creek Village from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today.

The Easter activities are part of Beaver Creek’s SpringFest, which runs through Saturday, April 2. For more information, click on “Events” at http://www.beavercreek.com.

Eagle Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by the town of Eagle, Yeik Flooring and Beveridge Real Estate, the Eagle Easter Egg Hunt is a BYOB (bring your own basket) affair that gets under way at 10 a.m. today.

Children ages 10 and younger are divided into groups and let loose for the Easter egg hunt at Eagle Town Park.

Following the egg hunt, older kids are invited to participate in an eggernaut competition hosted by the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District. Competitors are invited to build an egg-protection contraption, which will then be hauled to the top of the ladder truck and dropped to determine if the kids’ creations fulfilled their purpose.

For more information, please visit http://www.eagleoutside.com.

Gypsum Egg-stravaganza

The town of Gypsum will host its annual Easter Egg-stravaganza today. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos, a free craft tent will be set up and the Gypsum Fire Protection District will host the annual Easter pancake breakfast starting at 9 a.m.

At 9:15 a.m., kids ages 6 to 12 will begin a scavenger hunt. Participants will be placed in groups of eight and given a group leader and a starter egg. That egg will contain a first riddle clue and will send kids on a journey to find the next egg with the next clue. Once they go through several clues, they will reach the final destination and receive a prize.

The egg hunting begins at 9:30 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers. The town will provide a basket for kids ages 5 and younger and release them in groups of 20 in an area where they can easily find and stash away fun-filled eggs.

In addition, the Gypsum Recreation Center will be host Eggquatics, an underwater egg hunt for awesome prizes in the following age categories: 2 years and younger, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. Eggquatics begins at 11:30 a.m.

For more information about the Easter Egg-stravaganza, or to volunteer, contact Krista DeHerrera at 970-524-1727 or kdeherrera@townofgypsum.com.

Vail Easter Egg Hunt

Families and their children, ages 2 to 10, are invited to join the Vail Recreation District for its annual free Easter Egg Hunt taking place today in Lionshead Village. The free event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a visit by the Easter Bunny, followed by a quest for prizes and eggs at 10 a.m. The event will be held rain, snow or shine.

The Vail Recreation District will be taking part in the town of Vail’s “Celebrate Green” program, and participants are encouraged to bring their own baskets or reusable bags to carry eggs and prizes; no bags will be supplied. Learn more at http://www.vailrec.com.


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