Children jump with excitement for Sumner Easter Egg Hunt

Sydney Lynch, 6, rushes ahead of everyone else to collect a toy as the Easter egg hunt begins.

Sydney Lynch, 6, rushes ahead of everyone else to collect a toy as the Easter egg hunt begins.

Dayde Barker, 6, is so excited he jumped into the field before the hunt began.

Dayde Barker, 6, is so excited he jumped into the field before the hunt began.

Children waited for up to an hour for the 23rd annual Sumner Easter Egg Hunt to begin. Candy was thrown into the field about half an hour before the hunt began.

Children waited for up to an hour for the 23rd annual Sumner Easter Egg Hunt to begin. Candy was thrown into the field about half an hour before the hunt began.

Ella Davis, 6, admires the new bike she won in a raffle. This was the first Sumner Easter Egg Hunt she attended.

Ella Davis, 6, admires the new bike she won in a raffle. This was the first Sumner Easter Egg Hunt she attended.

– For The Herald –

The only thing standing between Dayde Barker, 6, and a basket full of candy was time.

Dayde, and his two brothers Tyrian, 4, and Ranon, 4, waited just as patiently as all the other children ­– not patiently at all – for their chance to collect candy and toys at the 23rd annual Sumner Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by East Pierce Firefighters Local 3520, Saturday.

Three rounds of candy collecting were separated into age groups: 1-3 year olds first, then 4-7 year olds, followed by 8-11 year olds.

“I want the candy,” Dayde exclaimed while jumping with excitement, minutes before the hunt. Before Dayde could finish his sentence, Sydney Lynch, 6, told him to settle down, though she was just as excited.

After waiting up to an hour, children flooded onto the Sunset Stadium field in Sumner and collected all the candy on the ground in a matter of minutes.

When the hunt started, Sydney rushed in front of everyone else to collect a toy she had seen in the field.

After the chaos of a field of candy-hungry children cleared up, raffle tickets were drawn.

There was a set of prizes for boys, and another for girls. Gift cards, Easter baskets, personal recliners and new bikes, donated by Fred Meyer, were raffled off.

At her first Sumner Easter Egg Hunt, Ella Davis, 6, won a new pink bike.

“I like it,” Ella said.

Although the hunt is sponsored by East Pierce Firefighter 3520, no public funds are used. The event is funded by the organizations own money and donations from citizens and service groups.

 



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2 replies

  1. Great photos capturing movement and the pastel colors of Easter, but I’m not sure why the photo caption texts are large and italicized.

  2. I’m not sure why the captions are like that. I’ll try to change that.

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