Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:08 AM PDT
Kern Valley Sun
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The Kern River Valley was a flurry of Easter activity last week, as many locations hosted activities for local residents.
Members of the Kern River Valley site of the Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens spent Thursday afternoon coloring eggs and creating Easter baskets.
Vickie, Jeff and four-year-old Ashlie Fish scour Kissack Ranch for Easter eggs during the annual egg hunt.
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There was standing room only at ‘The Burlington’ on Friday morning for their 11th annual egg hunt. Children, ages 7 and under, scoured the premises hoping to snag an elusive “prize egg.” Residents of ‘The Burlington’ were on hand to enjoy the special occasion. “This is all for the residents,” said Cheryl Parmalee, owner of “The Burlington.” The Easter bunny even stopped by.
At Sunday’s annual Kissack Egg Hunt, participants found a little bit more than they bargained for; a large gopher snake was caught shortly before the hunt began. Other than the discovery of the snake, the hunt went off without a hitch as hundreds participated. The Easter bunny even made a surprise visit, to the delight of young children.
“My favorite part was the bunny rabbit,” said four-year-old Andrew Schaffer of Bodfish, who was attending his first ever Kissack Egg Hunt. “And hunting for the eggs!” Shaffer added.