MUKILTEO, Wash., April 10, 2023—Fire truck sirens sounded at 10:30 a.m. then hundreds of children rushed the Mukilteo Elementary School Ball Fields for the Mukilteo Firefighter Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 8th.
The Firefighter’s Egg Hunt returned to Mukilteo. The bunny was very popular for pictures. Thank you to all who attended. @MukilteoFire @CityofMukilteo @mukilteobeacon @MukilteoPolice @MukilteoChamber pic.twitter.com/0zUkZtO5DP
— Mukilteo IAFF 3482 (@Local_3482) April 8, 2023
Overcast skies, light rain, and 47-degree weather didn’t stop hundreds from participating in the egg hunt.
Thousands of Easter-themed plastic eggs containing candy for the kids littered the ball fields. The two main fields at the school were divided between age groups: Ages 4-6 and Ages 7-10. There was a separate area for children ages 1-3 where parents were allowed to assist their child. Three prizes per age group were awarded.
Funding for the egg hunt was provided through the City of Mukilteo Community Support Grant.
After kids opened their eggs, dedicated recycle baskets were provided to properly dispose of the plastic eggshells.
“My parents are teaching me recycling is important, so it was cool that those baskets were here,” 10-year-old Nooshzad said.
The Mukilteo Firefighters Benevolent Fund and Mukilteo Food Bank both had booths for the event and donations to the food bank were accepted.
The Egg Hunt was joined by none other than the Easter Bunny, who stayed after the hunt to take pictures in front of the fire trucks.
“I had so much fun picking up the eggs and seeing the Easter bunny was really cool,” said seven-year-old Casey.