Amanda Linse, Dunsmuir Chamber Executive Director, and volunteer Ester McClendon stand with the Easter bunny who made its appearance early at the Dunsmuir Children’s Park. The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at the City Park on April 8th starting at 10 AM.
As Dunsmuir gears up for its annual Easter Egg Hunt, the Chamber of Commerce announces a new addition to this traditional event: This year, there will be an Easter bunny joining in the event because 14-year-old Savanna Linse wants to bring joy to all the children who missed out last year due to the snowstorm that canceled the event.
Growing up in Dunsmuir, Linse says that there was always an Easter egg hunt. “So when the event was canceled last year, I wanted to do something so the little kids won’t be disappointed.”
Trying out the costume in the Children’s Park brought a lot of attention assuring Linse that her role as the Easter bunny is important and needed.
The Dunsmuir Easter Egg Hunt has been a tradition for generations. Through the years, it has been hosted by different local organizations. Dunsmuir Recreation Parks District has organized this event in past years with service organizations like the Rotary or Elks helping by donating the prizes. The hunt will be divided up into different age groups so all children will walk away with candy and prizes. This event is open to all Dunsmuir residents and is not secular, everyone is welcome.
Dunsmuir Chamber Executive Director Cheryl Petty says, “It takes a lot of volunteers because we usually have about 50 to 100 children attending.”
This year the Chamber and the Dunsmuir Community Resource Center will be hosting the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, from 10:00 to noon at the City Park.
For more information, or to volunteer, contact the Dunsmuir Resource Center at (530) 235-4400, or the Dunsmuir Chamber at (530) 235-2177.