Hunting up some Easter fun

The Easter Bunny greets 2-year-old Umber Toor during the Douglas County Community & Senior Center’s Toddler Time on Thursday.

The Easter Bunny greets 2-year-old Umber Toor during the Douglas County Community & Senior Center’s Toddler Time on Thursday.
Photo by Sarah Drinkwine.

Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club members have been conducting an Easter egg hunt for almost as long as they’ve been a club.

The first hunt reported by The Record-Courier was conducted April 12, 1936, at the historic Douglas County Courthouse in Minden.

Much like today, the grand prize was given to the children who found the specially decorated egg.

Unlike that event 88 years ago, Easter’s “egg”cursion is at Gardnerville’s Lampe Park and usually features around as many children as there were people living in Minden at the time.

The Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club No. 85 hosts their 2024 Easter Egg Hunt beginning 11 a.m. Sunday at Lampe Park, 1324 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

Dyed and plastic eggs will be scattered across the park for different age groups 1 to 12 years old.

Finders of the golden egg receives a special prize, and the Easter Bunny will be hopping around to greet egg hunters during the day.

 Carson Valley Swim Center will be conducting an underwater egg hunt 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The entrance fee $6 for adults and $4 for youth. Baskets will be available for sale or bring your own.

The Douglas County Community & Senior Center got the jump on Easter with Evie the Easter Bunny greeting 120 children participating in Toddler Time on Thursday.

Recognizing the reason for the season, Trinity Lutheran Preschool hosted their Easter program Thursday at the CVIC Hall in Minden where students sang songs about Jesus’ resurrection and performed an acronym story about Jesus and the cross.

The hall was packed with parents recording their children’s performance.

The preschool conducted its annual egg hunt on Good Friday.

Trinity hosted the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presenting St. Matthew Passion conducted by Maestro James Rawie on Friday night. The church, located at 1480 Douglas Ave. in Gardnerville, is scheduled to conduct Easter services 8 and 10:45 a.m. and an Easter Breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Churches across Carson Valley were conducting Easter services for Holy Week with St. Gall Catholic Church conducing a bilingual Vigil Mass 7 p.m. today, and Mass at 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday.

High Sierra Fellowship is conducting Easter Services 6:30 p.m. today featuring the choir and services 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the church located at 1250 Gilman Ave.

Shadow Mountain Church is conducting an Easter Egg Hunt 10:40 a.m. at 1311 Centerville Lane.

Carson Valley United Methodist Church is conducting Sunday Sunrise Services 6:30 a.m. with Easter Worship 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.


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