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Snowy day in Craig doesn’t keep Easter Bunny away

Droves of Craig kids bundled in coats brought brightly colored baskets to fill during the third annual Justin Stokes State Farm Easter egg hunt held at a snowy City Park on Saturday morning.

“I’m really a kid at heart,” Stokes said about his enjoyment in sponsoring the event, something he intends to do as long as he’s an agent in Craig.

Easter started in February at the local agency as his staff began the process of stuffing more than 10,000 brightly colored plastic eggs with a large variety of candy.

“I think we have just about every kind of candy you can think of,” Stokes said.

The State Farm staff were aided by youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

“I want to be sure to thank them and the folks at Walmart who donated $50 gift cards going to the kids that find the golden eggs,” Stokes said.

Three golden eggs were hidden, one in each section of the hunt, with sections for children ages 3 and younger, 4 to 6, and 7 and older.

Eggs were hidden around the park at about 8 a.m. when the ground was frozen from recent snow.

Like many of the children, the Easter Bunny (Scott Lang) was prepared for the cold. He helped to warm up the crowd with high-fives and selfies.

By the time the siren sounded and the hunt began, at 10 a.m., the snow was turning to slush, but conditions were still cold enough for parents to urge children to make quick work of picking the park clean of eggs.

Easter festivities continue in the area in the lead-up to the holiday to be celebrated on April 21.