Easter weekend: a time to build new memories

  • The Easter Bunny was the special guest at American Legion Post 16’s Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, but it was the excitement of the egg hunt that had youngsters scouring the yard of the Dillon residence-McKibben Jackinsky
  • Jaxton Doughty, 1, and the Easter Bunny share a quiet moment.-McKibben Jackinsky
  • Jillian Koran, 3, and her mom, Malisa Levenson, visit with the special guest at the American Legion’s Easter Egg Hunt.-McKibben Jackinsky
  • The Easter Bunny was the special guest at American Legion Post 16’s Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, but it was the excitement of the egg hunt that had youngsters scouring the yard of the Dillon residence-McKibben Jackinsky
  • Olivia Pitzman, 1, gets a little help at the Saturday Easter Egg hunt at American Legion Post 16.-McKibben Jackinsky
  • Aryanna Cooper, 2, waits for the signal to fill her frilly basket with eggs.-McKibben Jackinsky
  • The Easter Bunny was the special guest at American Legion Post 16’s Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, but it was the excitement of the egg hunt that had youngsters scouring the yard of the Dillon residence-McKibben Jackinsky

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.

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