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Easter activities abound in the Valley

Posted: Friday, Apr 10th, 2009

Photo by Sean Weaver Lawrence Gallegos begins a Stations of the Cross observance Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Antonio, Colo.

SAN LUIS VALLEY — Several Easter egg hunts and sunrise services are planned this weekend around the San Luis Valley:


Some of the sunrise services scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 12 are:

• A community ecumenical Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. in Cole Park in Alamosa. The service will be held off the Second Street entrance to the park. Dress warmly. Bring blankets. Chairs and hot drinks will be supplied.

• Multi-Church Sunrise Service at Stillings Ranch. From Alamosa go west on Hwy-160. Turn right (north) on CR 104 and go straight to the gravel road, then continue to follow cars through the field towards the river. For more information call 589-6351.

• Trinity Lutheran Church, 52 El Rio Drive, Alamosa, plans a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m.

• Bowen United Methodist Church plans an Easter sunrise service and breakfast cooked over the campfire. Please meet at the intersection of the Gunbarrel road 10 miles south of Monte Vista and Highway 370 at 5 a.m. Someone will guide participants from there. In case of snow or bad weather, the service and breakfast will be held at Bowen United Methodist Church. Questions, call 589-2029.


Easter egg hunts scheduled this weekend include:

• The Knights of Columbus will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Sunset Park, across from the Knights of Columbus Hall in Alamosa, for ages 2-11.

• The American Legion will host the annual Easter egg hunt on April 12 at 1 p.m. in Boyd Park, Alamosa. Three different areas will be roped off for division of age groups: 0-4 years old; 5-7 years old; and 8-10 years old. Prizes will be awarded to some of the lucky individuals who find the prize eggs that will be scattered in each area.

• Mountain Valley Church, 408 State St., Alamosa will have an Easter egg hunt following its 10:30 a.m. service on April 12. There will be a few eggs with money in them. There will be a ham dinner to follow the hunt.

• The First United Methodist Church, Murphy and Mullins in Alamosa, will hold an Easter egg hunt for children following the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday.

• Trinity Lutheran Church, 52 El Rio Drive, Alamosa, hosts an egg hunt at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday.

• St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 607 Fourth St., Alamosa, will host an egg hunt and brunch at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

• Rio Grande Scenic Railroad plans a special Easter Bunny Train & Egg Hunt on April 11 at 9 a.m.; 12 p.m.; and 3 p.m. Children bring baskets to fill up with eggs and prizes. Call 1-877-726-RAIL for reservations.

• The annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the VFW Post 4849 and American Legion Post 148 in Antonito will be held at 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday in two locations: at the Antonito High School football field; and the Antonito Town Park.

• There will be an Easter egg decorating session on Saturday, April 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Creede Chamber of Commerce Building at 904 South Main Street. Following the egg decorating, a town-wide Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. at the school grounds. Children are asked to bring hard-boiled eggs for decorating. All decorating materials will be provided. Children can keep their own decorated eggs.

The children will be divided into three groups to search for plastic candy-filled eggs on the school grounds and will continue until all eggs are found. Toddlers to age 4 will hunt eggs on the pre-school playground. Ages 5-7 will hunt on the elementary school playground. Ages 8 and older will hunt at a location to be announced at the school on the day of the egg hunt. Children are asked to provide their own baskets to collect their eggs.

Following the egg hunt, children and parents are invited to return to the chamber building for refreshments and special gifts. All children from around the area are invited to attend this free event. For further information, please call the Creede-Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 658-2374 or e-mail us at office@creede.com.

• The Monte Vista Elks will conduct their annual Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Monte Vista golf course.

• At The First Presbyterian Church of Monte Vista will host an annual Easter egg hunt for the children on Easter Sunday morning, April 12. For further information call the pastor at 580-0727. The Monte Vista First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Second Avenue and Broadway.

• South Fork’s annual Children’s Easter egg hunt will take place April 11 at 1 p.m. at Rickel Park, with more than 2,000 candy filled plus lots of real eggs for children 10 and under. Depending on weather conditions there will be additional fun and games with prizes following the hunt. The Easter Bunny will also be making a special appearance at the event. For more information call 873-5512.

• Wolf Creek Ski Area will hold an Easter egg hunt up at Wolf Pup Hollow at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12. The Easter bunny will be visiting as well. The Easter egg hunt is open to children ages 8 and under with a valid lift ticket. For more information please call 970-264-5639.

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