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Hop to it: Willamalane celebrates 70 years of eggs hunts

SPRINGFIELD — Spring the Squirrel, pictured above with Miss Eugene Pro Rodeo Taylinn Dimmitt, helped host Willamalane’s MEGGA Hunt on March 30.  A Springfield tradition that dates back to 1954, this event brought in a total of 2,390 attendees. It’s no small task to put on an event of this grandeur; it took 20 staff members and 52 volunteers to stuff and disperse 60,000 Easter eggs at Lively Park — 48,000 of which were scooped up by community members of all ages and abilities.  Planning for the annual egg hunt takes approximately three months, with a 12-week lead time for the organization. Other event highlights included various activities and booths, like face painting, the marimba band, balloon animals, and an egg toss.  New this year, preregistration and timed entries were successfully implemented to improve logistics. 

All pictures below by Bob Williams / The Chronicle.



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