Rain can’t dampen Easter fun

Sgt. Ryan Sandoval distributes Easter eggs on Saturday, April 19. Photo available for purchase

Sgt. Ryan Sandoval distributes Easter eggs on Saturday, April 19.

Lois Swoboda
Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM.

Torrential rains over the last few weeks led to some changes Saturday in this year’s Easter celebration at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

For years, Franklin County ’s finest has sponsored an Easter egg hunt for county children on the Saturday before Easter. The race for the eggs normally takes place on a large open field just north of the sheriff’s office on State Route 65.

After a shotgun start from the big bunny, youngsters race to retrieve colored eggs including a precious few that are hollow and contain a ticket to win a prize.

This year, due to heavy winter rains, the field was ankle deep in water and kiddies arrived, with baskets in hand, to find the normal venue for the hunt sealed in yellow crime scene tape.

The men of the sheriff’s office are nothing if not resourceful, though, so they made lemonade when the weather handed them lemons.

This year, each child received a half-dozen beautiful Easter eggs neatly crated and a raffle ticket.

As youngsters and oldsters alike enjoyed free soda pop and hotdogs provided by the sheriff’s office, names were drawn to award a number of great prizes including the world’s largest Easter bunny.

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