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Bunny Fun

While it lacked the visual excitement of scores of children running around picking up brightly colored eggs like tiny vacuum cleaners, Saturday's Skate with the Easter Bunny event was a hit with kids and parents.

Everyone could skate for free indoors, with music blaring and the Easter Bunny and the Lumberjacks mascot both hitting the ice.

In the lobby there was popcorn, face painting and Easter crowns to be colored. Although there were no plastic Easter eggs in sight, every child could grab a paper bag of candy as they headed out the door.

Joy Nelson, who runs the recreation program for Community Ed, was very pleased with the first-time event.

"We definitely plan on doing this again," she said. "The park (where they've held egg hunts in past years) is more weather-dependent, plus the kids can spend more time here and there's less pressure and more to do.

"It was a great day," she added. "We enjoyed it too."