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Celebration of life added to egg-citing hunt

For 4-year-old Emma Guzy, the real surprise of finding Easter eggs is opening one up to discover what's inside.

Emma was among more than 40 children at Trinity Lutheran Childcare Center who rifled the lawns and playground equipment Friday during the center's annual egg hunt.

The school's supervisor and teacher of the Raccoons, Jacque Bertucci, said the Easter Bunny put together and hid more than 700 eggs for the children.

Aside from the egg hunt, Bertucci said students have been learning about the meaning of Easter all week with various activities.

"We tried explaining the meaning of Easter with the eggs," said Bertucci. "The eggs symbolize new life and the resurrection of Jesus Christ."

She said it's fun to provide different activities to help the children understand holidays and why traditions are done the way they are.

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Teacher of the Parrots, Samantha Anscott, has been part of the Trinity egg hunt for four years. This year she said spring celebration was part of the Easter festivities.

Two of the activities her kids did was make baskets with baby chicks in them and released butterflies they raised from caterpillars.

"Spring is about new life so we did activities that symbolize life which kind of ties in with Easter and the resurrection and new life of Jesus," said Anscott.

They sang songs including "Jesus is Alive" and a bunny hop song. They also read books about Easter and spring.

"It's really fun to ask them what they've learned. Some will tell you it's about the Easter bunny while others will say things like 'It's when Jesus died but he didn't really die,'" said Anscott. "It's really fun to hear them explain it with their interpretations."

According to 5-year-old Jaelyn Caughron, Easter is when the Easter Bunny hides eggs for children to hunt and take home. Brandon Burdick, 4, and Matthew Axelson, 5, said Easter is about celebrating God.

Egg Hunts

Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an East Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. today at the station, 1450 Stephanie Way, Minden. Information VFD on Facebook, www,jlvfd.org or 267-2675.

1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort hosts an Easter egg hunt 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. today at the resort, 2001 Foothills Road, Genoa, Two age groups: 6 and under and 7-12 year-olds. Grand prize per age group for finding special egg. Free. Information, 783-0788 or on Facebook.

Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m. today at Lampe Park, Gardnerville. Three age groups; infants to 3-year-olds, 4 to 7-year-olds and 8 to 11-year-olds. Hunt starts at 1 p.m. Easter Bunny, baskets for two golden eggs per age group. Information, Robie, 209-256-1290.

Easter Sunday Services

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3597 N. Sunridge Dr. Carson City — 10 a.m. and noon.

Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville — 6:30 a.m. sunrise service, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Christ Presbyterian Church, 1436 S. Industrial Way, Gardnerville — 9:30 a.m.

Crossroads Nazarene, 1788 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville — Waffle bar 9:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m., service 10:15 a.m. Celebration service egg hunt for children through sixth grade following the service.

Fountainhead Foursquare Church, 6390 Highway 395, Carson City — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Egg hunt at 10 a.m.

High Sierra Fellowship, 1701 Lucerne St, Minden — 10 a.m. at Douglas High School.

Hilltop Community Church. 3588 Romans Road, Carson City — 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

LifePoint Church, 1095 Stephanie Way, Minden — 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville — 6 a.m. sunrise service, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Easter Egg hunt to follow service.

Shadow Mountain Church, 1311 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville — 9 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville — 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. traditional service. Communion breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sierra Spirit praise service with communion 9:30 a.m., egg hunt 10:30 a.m.

Valley Christian Fellowship, 1352 Highway 395, Suite 109, Gardnerville — 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.