Over 20,000 eggs hidden inside fairgrounds

Josh Martin | Statesman-Examiner
Katie Leithead
S-E Staff Reporter

The Colville Elks Lodge hosted the Colville Easter Egg Hunt for the fifth year in a row. While spearheaded by the lodge, many volunteer hands went into the project to make the day special for area children.

“It was epic,” said Elks Lodge member Ryke Dahlen, who noted that it was a real pleasure to watch as hundreds of kids raced to find the hidden plastic eggs.
Dahlen estimates that over 600 people were in attendance.

Helping to stuff nearly 25,000 eggs and hide them were Colville Rotarians, Kiwanis members, boy scouts and Northeast Washington Fairgrounds manager Lori Matlock. Many local business contributed candy, money and eggs to the hunt.

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