CLEAR FORK VALLEY — The fun part of Easter weekend for kids and families got a hefty start Friday in Bellville.
The Easter egg hunt at AMVETS Park beside the Bellville Police Department building drew kids, moms and dads. And, of course, the Easter bunny.
Though the weather was frosty, everyone came prepared and bundled up. A few even wore bunny ears.
The egg hunt is sponsored by Country Meadow Rehabilitation and Nursing Center outside Bellville.
Philip Crichter, executive director at Country Meadow, said 2,100 eggs were prepared for the hunt by residents at the center.
The hunt had three age groups designated as participants in the hunt. The park was divided for ages newborn to three, from four to seven and from eight to 12. The hunt started at 10 a.m.
In each group, there was one golden egg. The person who found that egg received a special basket.
The hunt took about 10 minutes. Then awards were given, and everyone could go into the police station to have cookies and milk with Police Chief Ron Willey.
The winners of the golden egg competition were Izabella Quibell, 3, for the youngest group. The second group winner was Paisley Kentosh, 5. The third group winner was Landon Hogan, 9.
In the Police Department building, kids and families could visit with Willey, and gather up a coloring book, crayons and a special plastic badge.
This is an annual event in Bellville.