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SRPMIC Celebrates Easter

Children raced onto the field to get as many eggs as possible.

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 8 at the Salt River Ball Field and Von Hayes Field.

Dozens of families attended the popular event, many dressed in their best Easter outfits. The morning started off with the egg hunt out on the fields, with children divided into four age groups. More than 80 children hunted for hundreds of hidden goodies, and everything was found in a matter of minutes.

Once the egg hunt was complete, families entered their children into the Easter Dress Parade, where the youth were judged on their Easter ensembles. Afterward, many participated in field games including the bunny-hop race, gunny-sack race, three-legged race and egg toss. Top finishers received gift cards and Easter-themed gifts.

Six people participated in the famous Hard-Boiled Egg Eating Contest, in which the contestants did their best to devour six eggs as fast as they could. They all claimed to be the winner during the introductions, but Sherie Perez was proclaimed the winner. She received a $65 Wal-mart gift card.

Throughout the event, raffle drawings for toys, Easter baskets and a TV grand prize took place. Attendees also enjoyed photo booths, arts and crafts tables, and jewelry and food vendors. The Easter Bunny showed up to pose for photos with families.

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