Easter Egg Hunt at Doyle Field a hopping success

 

Kalee Eckland promises Christian Rawls that this is the best look for a young man on Easter. Jeanne and Mel Aslakson, of Stacy, volunteered their time and money. After a shift checking guests into the event, Jeanne asks Mel what she will get in exchange for her ticket.
Mel answered his wife’s question with a kiss. 
Photos by Anne Thom In front, Madilyn Capitan, Kaylee Marx, Carmen Schwartz, Keira Christen, and in back, Isaac Alsaker and Evan Murphy take the party outside. Chase, Riley and Shelby Carlson manage to score a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. Ann Capko Martinez (left) and Jadyn Stroscheim (right) get their hair jazzed up for Easter. Teen Jaida Milton serves as D.J. for the cupcake walk. Here, she takes the job seriously by keeping an eye out on the participants and selecting the music on her iPad. Dan and Brenda Boe, of Stacy, dressed up the family in matching Easter shirts for the Easter party. The boys are Tommy, Charlie and Max. Stacy community volunteer and seasoned grandparent Tony Olivolo coaches Claire Sampson on her throwing technique. Claire captured a nice prize for putting the ball into a bucket from 20 feet.
New parents Samuel and Alexzandra Staudt bring baby Poppi to her first real party. Poppi’s sense of Easter fashion did not disappoint. Friends Makenna Peterson and Madison Stroscheim scope out their preferred prize, posing in front of the skateboards.
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Jeanne and Mel Aslakson, of Stacy, volunteered their time and money. After a shift checking guests into the event, Jeanne asks Mel what she will get in exchange for her ticket. Mel answered his wife’s question with a kiss. Photos by Anne Thom

When the Easter Bunny throws a party, you can be sure the place will be hopping, as it was at Lent Town Hall April 19.

The city of Stacy, community residents and volunteers, the Stacy Lions Club, Lent Township, and more than 20 local businesses from Forest Lake to North Branch pitched in for this event.

Stacy Park and Recreations committee volunteer Jeanne Aslakson moved attendees into the Lent Town Hall, keeping her bunny ears and a smile on for hours.

Community volunteers helped out, including Kathy Perreault, Donna Keacher, Bill Schmidt, Mel Aslakson, Chuck Lucia, Lori Angeli and Tony Olivolo.

“Do you think I’m working too hard?” a sweat-soaked Olivolo shouted as he sped back to his game station with an armload of prizes. The Easter Bunny was too busy to answer as he hopped among the kids handing out candy and posing for pictures.

Stacy volunteers had organized an Easter egg hunt in 2012 that drew more than 400 people. This year’s Easter party attendance probably surpassed that record by 200 people as a steady stream of residents came and went over the course of the three-hour event. The Easter party was free for children ages 12 and under. The prize raffle was also free, and due to the generosity of so many businesses and individuals, it’s likely no child went home without a prize.