The Colton Community Easter Egg hunt brought more than 200 children to the elementary school fields Saturday

PIONEER PHOTO: CINDY FAMA - The kids are off and running at the Colton Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31.

The Colton Community Easter Egg Hunt, held in the fields of the Colton Elementary School on March 31, was one of the biggest ever with more than 200 children taking turns hunting and collecting plastic eggs. Some of the eggs held candy surprises, some held tickets that earned the finder a special gift.

PIONEER PHOTO: CINDY FAMA - Three-year-old McKenzie Cornwell shows the Easter Bunny her basket.

The day was hosted by Colton Boosters. They acknowledged the day could not happened without their sponsors, In Faith Community Foundation, Cornay, Hult Rice Foundation, True Life, Superior Western Electric, Colton Market, Colton Fire Department, K's Nursery, 2 Maids-a- Milkin', Candyland Daycare and everyone who donated candy, prizes and volunteered their help. Chelsea Skogan-Boyd chaired the event for the Boosters, Tania Sharp ran the microphone and the Easter Bunny (Della-Rene Skogan) was there for photo ops.

"My family always comes back to Colton for the Easter egg hunt," said CHS alumna Sara Halverson. "I grew up here. I love seeing old friends and their children, visiting with family and enjoying this small town tradition."

PIONEER PHOTO: CINDY FAMA - Four-year-old Emy Louise Hordichok shows off her hunt treasures.

Emy Louise Hordichok said her favorite part was running for the eggs. The event was broken down into five separate age groups and when Sharp gave each group the okay, the children did take off running for the eggs and there were plenty of eggs to go around.

This year, even the adults had a chance to win prizes in a sixth-grade-and-over raffle.

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