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Easter will be on April 16 this year, and in celebration, area community Easter Egg Hunts have been planned. 

Both will be held on April 15, at 10 a.m., in Preston, Franklin, and Weston. 

The Preston Community Easter Egg Scramble will be held in the Preston City Park, next to the Franklin County Fairgrounds. This will be the first year in which the Lions Club is in charge of the event, having taken it on from the leadership of Sheyenne Hunzeker and Hunzeker Ford. 

There will be four hunts based on the age of children who attend: ages 1-3 at 10 a.m., ages 4-6 at 10:15 a.m., ages 7-11 at 10:30 a.m., and special needs at 10:45 a.m.

The Preston Community Easter Egg Scramble provides thousands of eggs filled with candy by area businesses. The Easter Bunny will appear during the event as well, said Lions Club president, Bill Salerno. Families are invited to turn in the plastic egg shells for future use by placing them in recycle bins that will be at placed at the hunt.

In Weston, children will be organized by age in different areas at the town’s park for their hunt. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance there.

The hunt in Weston is organized by Woodward’s Country Store and sponsored by them and other people in the community. The hunt will be held in the park in Weston. Children aged 1-3 will hunt first at 10 a.m. Those aged 4-6, then 7-8 and 9-11 will follow. This is the sixth annual Weston Easter Egg Hunt.

“There’s over 3,000 eggs this year and almost as many prizes. It’s a pretty good hunt for our little town,” said Greta Woodward. To help with the event, volunteers can contact her at 208-705-8458. Weston also collects the plastic shells for future use.

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