By Alan Sorensen
Area youngsters are in for a treat, weather permitting, when the Havre Eagles host their annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Eagles Park in east Havre.
The traditional Easter Sunday Easter egg hunt sponsored by Havre Optimists will be held rain or shine at 1 p.m. Sunday at Optimist Park in Highland Park.
At 1 p.m. sharp on Saturday, the Eagles will let the kids go in search of more than 2,000 colorful eggs at the park at the corner of 18th Avenue and First Street.
Following the hunt, everyone is invited back to the Eagles Club at 202 First St. for games, food, fun and refreshments.
"We get 240 kids, roughly," Eagle Ray Barsotti said. "We're going to have about 2,200 plastic eggs and we give them sacks of candy and they come back and bob for apples and good stuff. They all go home with some little prize."
The event is open to all children.
The Optimist hunt is open to children 9 years old and younger and is divided into three different age groups.
The Optimists, who call their club the Friend of Youth, plan to hide more than 2,500 eggs in the park bearing the club's name.
Several prize eggs will be hidden among the vast assortment.
The park is located on Ninth Street West and Boulevard Avenue.