Forks children ages 4 to 8 are pictured during the annual Easter egg hunt at Tillicum Park in Forks. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Forks children ages 4 to 8 are pictured during the annual Easter egg hunt at Tillicum Park in Forks. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Easter egg hunts continue cracking open today across Peninsula

Children collected brightly colored eggs, candy and prizes during Easter egg hunts on the North Olympic Peninsula on Saturday.

But the fun isn’t over.

More egg hunts are planned today.

Elks-hosted hunt

PORT TOWNSEND — The oldest continuous free, public egg hunt on the Peninsula will begin at 8 a.m. today at Chetzemoka Park on Jackson Street at Blaine Street.

The Port Townsend Elks Lodge hunt, now in its 87th year, is one of the oldest in the state, according to lodge members.

Children, divided into four age groups, will search for 1,500 colored eggs, organizers said. Money eggs will be hidden also. More than 100 prize baskets will be given away.

For more information, phone the lodge at 360-385-0317.

Church-sponsored hunt

PORT TOWNSEND — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St., will host a free communitywide Easter egg hunt and celebration at the church at noon today.

The hunt will follow services from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Hot-cross buns, “living” Easter baskets and other Easter goodies are planned.

For more information, email stpauls_pt@outlook.com or phone 360-385-0770.

Brinnon egg hunt

BRINNON — Today’s free Easter egg hunt will begin at 1 p.m. today at Dosewallips State Park.

Those interested are asked to bring a Discover Pass or $10 for entry into the park, located at 306996 U.S. Highway 101.

Easter on Farm

PORT ANGELES — Duneach Farm will host Easter on the Farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, with an egg hunt from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The event at the farm at 256782 U.S. Highway 101 is free. A thank-you/barn fund box will collect contributions to support the farm animals.

From noon to 4 p.m., Eli the camel, Peppermint the donkey and Cash the Welsh pony will be available for rides. Baby lambs and chicks also will be available.

Sodas, carrots and assorted critter snacks will be available for purchase for 50 cents each.

For more information, contact Becky Northaven at 360-477-0022 or northaven.herding@gmail.com.

Hunt by horseback

PORT ANGELES — Freedom Farm will host a horseback Easter egg hunt as a fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. today.

The suggested donation is $10 per rider or $20 for a family at the farm at 493 Spring Road off Old Olympic Highway.

The fundraiser will benefit the Freedom Farm Horsemanship Team to fund competitions.

Children weighing less than 90 pounds will have the opportunity to hunt Easter eggs while being led around on horseback. Eggs also will be available to hunt on the ground for those choosing not to ride.

For more information, phone Mary Gallagher at 360-460-6410.

Youngsters race from the starting area to collect prize-filled eggs during Saturday’s 39th annual KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. Hundreds of children took part in the event, traditionally the biggest egg hunt on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Youngsters race from the starting area to collect prize-filled eggs during Saturday’s 39th annual KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. Hundreds of children took part in the event, traditionally the biggest egg hunt on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Thomas Dallgardno, 3, shows off his bucket of eggs to his mother, Whitney Dalgardno of Port Angeles, during Saturday’s KONP Easter egg hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Thomas Dallgardno, 3, shows off his bucket of eggs to his mother, Whitney Dalgardno of Port Angeles, during Saturday’s KONP Easter egg hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Avacynb Casas, 3, of Port Angeles collects prize-filled eggs at the 39th annual KONP Easter egg hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Avacynb Casas, 3, of Port Angeles collects prize-filled eggs at the 39th annual KONP Easter egg hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Two-year-old Nason Henning of Port Angeles casts a wary glance at the Easter Bunny, portrayed by Makena Merideth, before the start of the 39th annual KONP Easter egg hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)                                Two-year-old Nason Henning of Port Angeles casts a wary glance at the Easter Bunny, portrayed by Makena Merideth, before the start of the 39th annual KONP Easter egg hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Two-year-old Nason Henning of Port Angeles casts a wary glance at the Easter Bunny, portrayed by Makena Merideth, before the start of the 39th annual KONP Easter egg hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News) Two-year-old Nason Henning of Port Angeles casts a wary glance at the Easter Bunny, portrayed by Makena Merideth, before the start of the 39th annual KONP Easter egg hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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