Children enjoy egg hunt |

Children enjoy egg hunt

by Al Pettit , Special to The R-C


At the ready line, are toddlers to teens from East Alpine County preparing for the annual Easter Egg Hunt which begins alongside Rudden’s General Store in Markleeville. After detailed no nonsense instructions from Leonard Turnbeaugh, who has been in command of this overtÊoperation for the last 16 years, assisted by Judy Molnar, Charlie Dobson, Barbara Howard, and Jennie Lear, the special forces who laboriously prepare and hide the coveted eggs and protect the adult onlookers from excessive trampling, bumping and pushing from their respective offspring,Ê he shouts the order of battle by ascending age and the hunt begins. The eggs are donated from the South Lake Tahoe Optimists Club every year. All smiling winners here, no accidents to report, and the Easter festivities are adjourned homeward.