Hundreds of children took delight in gathering plastic eggs filled with candy on the grounds of Pit River Casino on a beautiful Saturday afternoon April 15. Beginning at noon, there were 4 separate hunts for age groups 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10 and older.
In addition to the egg hunts, there was also a delicious barbecue of hamburgers and hot dogs and drawings for cool prizes.
Pit River Casino Manager Mike Avelar said, “We do this to give back to the community by getting everybody together and letting the kids have fun.”
Among the many families who enjoyed the event were the Meltons. Jakob Melton, age 6, collected 17 eggs. He said the Easter Bunny came and left the eggs and then “just hopped off.”
Melisha Carpenter said she would like to have more eggs but she was very grateful to the Easter Bunny for the ones that she did find.
Many thanks to Pit River Casino for a wonderful community event.