2017-04-20 / Happenings

St. Helen Easter Egg Hunt



SAYING HELLO St. Helen Easter Egg Hunt organizer John Sutter (right) greets three- month-old egg hunter Brooklynn Ballard, being held by her grand­mother Debbie Ballard, both of St. Helen. Sutter said this year’s event was the 30th annual, and was held at Richfield Township Park with the help of nine volunteers. SAYING HELLO St. Helen Easter Egg Hunt organizer John Sutter (right) greets three- month-old egg hunter Brooklynn Ballard, being held by her grand­mother Debbie Ballard, both of St. Helen. Sutter said this year’s event was the 30th annual, and was held at Richfield Township Park with the help of nine volunteers.

JUMPING THE GUN Ember Hardy, 2 1/2, of Grayling, is chased down by her mother, Jessica Brannum, after she couldn’t wait any longer for the egg hunt to start at Richfield Township Park Saturday afternoon. Hardy was collected and brought back to the starting line before the army of zero- to four-year-olds was given the signal to race for some of the 700 plastic eggs, which were filled with candy, money and other prizes during the St. Helen Easter Egg Hunt. Organizer John Sutter said there were also over 700 real (boiled) Easter eggs for the children (who egg hunted in three age groups) to find. Each child who participated was also given a ticket to select an Easter present. Sutter said the event was sponsored by area individuals, organiza­tions and 38 businesses. (Photos by Thomas Reznich) JUMPING THE GUN Ember Hardy, 2 1/2, of Grayling, is chased down by her mother, Jessica Brannum, after she couldn’t wait any longer for the egg hunt to start at Richfield Township Park Saturday afternoon. Hardy was collected and brought back to the starting line before the army of zero- to four-year-olds was given the signal to race for some of the 700 plastic eggs, which were filled with candy, money and other prizes during the St. Helen Easter Egg Hunt. Organizer John Sutter said there were also over 700 real (boiled) Easter eggs for the children (who egg hunted in three age groups) to find. Each child who participated was also given a ticket to select an Easter present. Sutter said the event was sponsored by area individuals, organiza­tions and 38 businesses. (Photos by Thomas Reznich)

FIRST TO THE BUNNY Layla Benvin, 5, of Houghton Lake, was the first to give the Easter Bunny a big hug after he arrived on a Richfield Township fire truck at Richfield Township Park Saturday afternoon. Organizer John Sutter said this year’s hunt was attended by 193 children ages zero to 12. FIRST TO THE BUNNY Layla Benvin, 5, of Houghton Lake, was the first to give the Easter Bunny a big hug after he arrived on a Richfield Township fire truck at Richfield Township Park Saturday afternoon. Organizer John Sutter said this year’s hunt was attended by 193 children ages zero to 12.

GOING WHERE THE EGGS ARE Ricky Wagner, 4, of St. Helen, snags an egg hidden under a picnic table at Richfield Township Park during the 30th annual St. Helen Egg Hunt at Richfield Township Park on the afternoon of April 15. Also pictured, watching that Ricky didn’t bump his head, was his grandmother, Charlotte Wagner (right). GOING WHERE THE EGGS ARE Ricky Wagner, 4, of St. Helen, snags an egg hidden under a picnic table at Richfield Township Park during the 30th annual St. Helen Egg Hunt at Richfield Township Park on the afternoon of April 15. Also pictured, watching that Ricky didn’t bump his head, was his grandmother, Charlotte Wagner (right).

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