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Easter egg-citement in Estacada


It all starts with the sounding of a fire engine siren. Then, in a matter of minutes, a frenzy begins, as children hunt for every Easter egg they can find.

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, March 31. That weekend will be filled with exciting activities for Estacada residents of all ages.

Most of them will occur on Saturday, March 30.

The city of Estacada’s annual Easter parade gets under way at 10:30 that morning at the high school. From there, it rolls down Main Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Street, then down Broadway back to Sixth, ending at River Mill.

Immediately afterward, Estacada’s youth baseball and softball organizations will hold their kickoff event at the fields between the junior high and Clackamas River Elementary School.

There will be a barbecue, a bounce house and baseball-related activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We just want people to come and have fun,” sponsor Steve Lock said.

At noon, the Easter egg hunt will kick off at the junior high stadium.

The eggs for this year’s hunt will all be plastic. Most will be filled with candy, while some will have prizes.

The Eagle Creek Grange will host an Easter egg hunt starting at 4 p.m. The event is open to children ages 0 to 8, with fuzzy bunnies promised for all.

More festivities are set to begin the following morning, on Sunday, April 31. A sunrise service is scheduled for 6-7 a.m. at the junior high stadium.

Clackamas Valley Baptist Church will present “He Is Alive,” which is described by organizers as a “heart-touching performance.”

That is set to start at 10:15 a.m. at the church at 29275 S.E. Eagle Creek Road. For more information, call 503-630-5484.

For more information about the Easter events, call the Estacada Chamber of Commerce at 503-630-3483.