The spring sun shone brightly on the freshly mown grass of Little Si Links.
North Bend Moose lodge members moved their annual egg hunt, going strong for decades, from Si View Park (now under construction) to the golf course for the younger set, part of Mount Si Golf Course, this year.
Boy Scout leaders acted as crossing guards, helping families cross Boalch Avenue. Children remarked on the mole hills of Meadowbrook, dogs played in the meadow.
When the siren sounded, the toddler area was remarkably civil. Several families remarked on how easy-going the Moose's layout is: No tears, no pushing, and eggs and candy for all participants.
“This is the best event ever," said Shelly Woodruff of Snoqualmie, whose son Benjamin was experiencing his first egg hunt— “This is his first Easter where he understood he had to put stuff in his basket."
"He didn’t get knocked over," Shelly said. "It was very calm.”
Hundreds of families gathered at the links, some walking a few hundred yards to Centennial Fields for the official Snoqualmie hunt an hour later.
Katie Remick of North Bend finds candy-filled treasures in the youngest age group’s circle, taking part in the Snoqualmie Valley Moose’s Easter hunt on Saturday, March 30, at the freshly mowed Little Si Links layout at Mount Si Golf Course.
The Morgan family of North Bend celebrate with rabbit ears at the Little Si egg hunt.
Benjamin Woodruff of Snoqualmie goes for the eggs at Little Si Links on Saturday. “This is his first Easter where he understood he had to put stuff in his basket,” said mom Shelly. “This is the best event ever. He didn’t get knocked over. It was very calm.”
The Holmes family, Kate, Ben, Nate and Sam, divide up the spoils of a successful egg hunt at Mount Si Golf Course.
Families wait for the start siren at Little Si Links.
The Holler family
Sharing Easter Bunny hugs, Nicole Howell of Tacoma helps the Moose in costume. She got lots of hugs and high fives, but some tykes aren't yet ready for a costumed rabbit.