Lions have provided kids with Easter eggs for more than 3 decades

Lions have provided kids with Easter eggs for more than 3 decades

A young Easter egg hunter takes a moment to sort through her booty.

A young Easter egg hunter takes a moment to sort through her booty.

The Easter Bunny looked a little tired as area children started to arrive at the Barriere ballpark on Easter Sunday morning.  The youngsters were more than ready to hunt for Easter eggs.

The Easter Bunny had been early out of bed that morning to hide all the Easter goodies on the ball diamonds for the little ones; and all over the ballpark for the older children, a big job for him and his helpers.

When the start of the hunt began, the children dashed out from behind the gate faster than some of the parents could. It was a bright crisp morning with the sun shining, and little Johnnie Jump-ups could be seen already blooming in patches all around.

Barriere Lions Club rep Barry Pick said the club has hosted this event for more than 30 years, and summed up the 2012 event by saying, “The club supplied all the goodies, and also hosted a pancake breakfast before the egg hunt.  Both events have always been well attended, but this year, fewer children under six years came out.  We are pleased to see that everyone enjoyed themselves.”

The Barriere Lions Club thanks everyone who helped with putting it all together; and special thanks were given to Barb Morris for being a great Easter Bunny.

“We are looking forward to next year’s Easter Egg Hunt and continuing on the tradition,” said Pick.