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Eggs galore at annual egg hunt planned at Columbia County Fairgrounds

Event planned for March 26 at 11 a.m.

SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO - Children fan out at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in search of treats at a 2014 mEGGA Egg Hunt. The event has been a staple for children in Columbia County during the Easter holiday season, though now they search for pieces of wrapped candy instead of stuffed plastic Easter eggs. The 16th annual mEGGa Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, 55892 Saulser Road. Gates to the fairgrounds will be open at 9:30 a.m. and will close at 1 p.m.

The egg hunt is divided up into five age ranges where children can scour the field for individually wrapped pieces of candy and prizes. Following the model of last year’s event, candy won’t be stuffed inside plastic eggs, but will be scattered for children to gather.

The free event will also have face painting, horseback rides, a petting zoo, seed planting projects, coloring contests, archery demonstrations, and characters in costume. Students from the St. Helens High School Robotics and Engineering Club will also demonstrate the club’s robot .

The mEGGa Egg Hunt committee is still seeking volunteers to help out at the event. To preregister as a volunteer, contact Evelyn Hudson at 503-329-3967 by Wednesday, March 23. Financial donations to help fund next year’s event can also be mailed to: mEGGa Egghunt Committee, PO Box 852, Scappoose, OR 97056. Donations for next year’s event can also be made on site the day of the egg hunt. For more information about the egg hunt, contact the planning committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..