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Akeley treats kids to egg hunt

Akeley’s community Easter egg hunt was shifted indoors on Saturday, April 9 to avoid slushy, snowy conditions at Paul’s Patio.

At 4 months old, Thomas Henderson was likely the youngest egg hunter at Saturday's event. His mom, Amie, provided some key assistance.
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Nearly 100 children made a mad dash for 3,600 Easter eggs scattered across the Akeley Regional Community Center’s gymnasium floor.

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Eager hunters – and parents – swiftly seek the colorful, candy-filled eggs strewn throughout the Akeley Regional Community Center's gymnasium.
Shannon Geisen / Park Rapids Enterprise

Akeley’s community Easter egg hunt was shifted indoors on Saturday, April 9 to avoid slushy, snowy conditions at Paul’s Patio.

The hunt was divided into three age groups. Satisfied children left carrying baskets laden with candy.

Auntie Amy Semmler helps her 1-year-old niece, Lily, gather eggs.
Shannon Geisen/ Park Rapids Enterprise

The Eastern Hubbard County Fire District donated $2,000 to the Akeley City Council for the community event.
Kath thanked the area businesses that contributed toward the event, including Akeley Fire & Rescue Auxiliary, Akeley T&M Express, BDB Building LLC, Akeley Chamber of Commerce,
Akeley Lions Club, Jason & Kella Dunham, Akeley Cenex, Tim & Robbie Gack and John & Christina Elavsky.

Treana and Zach Norberg count their Easter bounty with daughters Elliana Wolfe, 2, and Laney Norberg, 8 months.
Shannon Geisen/Park Rapids Enterprise

Council member Bobbie Wosika said they planned for roughly 300 kids. On Monday, City Clerk Kristi Kath said 92 children attended.


Drawing winners

  • Phobe Schwartz, $10 Zappy's gift Certificate
  • Kashton Sletten, $10 Zappy's gift Certificate
  • Apollo Trujillo, boys Easter basket
  • Rowan Schwartz, boys Easter basket
  • Miles Kirchoff, boys bike
  • Kalvin Sletten, boys bike
  • Marie Semmler, $10 Zappy's gift certificate
  • Rhett Runquist, $10 Zappy's Gift Certificate
  • Xander Sundeen, boys Easter basket
  • Jase Siebenaler, boys Easter basket
  • Raelynn Goehring, girls Easter Basket
  • Ashlyn Pine, girls Easter Basket
  • Alexander Conner, boys bike
  • Weston Jesme, boys bike
  • Bridget Leshovsh, girls bike
  • Khloe Purfeerst, girls bike
  • Abbie Lucas, $10 Zappy's gift certificate
  • Jesse Adams $10 Zappy's gift certificate
  • Caitlin Cobbs, girls Easter basket
  • Savannah Richmond, girls Easter basket
  • Timmy Barther, boys Easter basket
  • Arthur Adams, boys Easter basket
  • Alexis Prunty, girls bike
  • Kylee Fredrickson, girls bike
  • Kayleb Becker, boys bike
  • Kaiden Meech, boys bike
Minnesota finished with 12 hits, draw even with Chicago for second place in division

Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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