Fifty years ago, much of Alaska, including Homer, was still shaken by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. For those that were here, the memories are still unsettling.
All the more reason to fill Easter weekend with joyful celebrations
American Legion Post 16 got a jump — or was that a hop? — on the holiday with an Easter Egg hunt Saturday afternoon.
Youngsters 5 years of age and younger got a five-minute head start. With a little help from family, they picked up more than 100 eggs inside and around the East End Road post, exchanging them for prizes.
Then organizer Megan Howe, president of the American Legion Auxiliary Juniors, released those older than 5 to search the outdoors for the remaining 288 eggs hidden among the grass and bushes.
In the midst of the excitement, the Easter Bunny made a surprise visit, stopping to chat and have photos taken with children and adults.
Snacks prepared by the post helped refuel the egg-hunting crowd.