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Mercer Lions host annual Easter egg hunt

MERCER, Wis. - Families lined the hallway with each child gripping an Easter basket or bucket in the hopes of finding treats at the Mercer Lions' annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.

Kids of all ages had the choice of a basket or bucket filled with Easter grass to hold their collections.

Louise Minisan and her husband Dave, co-chair the Easter egg hunt, which she said has been going on for more than 15 years.

"(The event) is open to anyone, not just Mercer students," Louise said. "Last year we had over 100 (kids)."

The family-oriented event features three age groups for the hunt. The 1- to 4-year-olds went in the library, 5- to 7-year-olds were lead down the hallway and the older kids flocked to the cafeteria.

After the hunt, there were sweet treats, hot dogs and refreshments and the opportunity to visit with the Easter bunny.

This year, each child was also able to pick a stuffed animal to take home.