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Easter Egg Hunt set to return to Lithia Park

Easter egg hunters scramble to find candied treats at Lithia Park in 2017. Rotary Club photo
April 7, 2022

After two-year hiatus due to pandemic, Rotary Club of Ashland to renew 60-year tradition

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Rotary Easter Egg Hunt is set to return to Lithia Park in Ashland on Easter Sunday, April 17.

For nearly 60 years, the Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ashland, has drawn hundreds of children who scour the park for thousands of chocolate and hard-boiled eggs, as well as a dozen “golden” eggs that can be traded in for special prizes.

“The annual Easter Egg Hunt is one of the most gloriously heartwarming events you’ll ever see,” says Ashland Rotary President Gary Plano. “It’s been gut-wrenching having to cancel it twice, but wonderful to bring it back in 2022.”

Children search for eggs in five separate, age-appropriate areas near the tennis courts. This ensures that younger egg hunters are not competing with older egg hunters and everyone goes home with plenty of loot.

The Easter Egg Hunt starts promptly at 1 p.m. Easter Sunday. Families are encouraged to arrive early, as parking is limited and those who arrive even a minute or two after 1 o’clock are likely to find that all of the candy is gone.

The Rotary Club said it is especially grateful to Sherm’s Thunderbird Market, Willamette Egg Farm, the Ashland School District, the Ashland Police Department and Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission, whose support and partnership help make the event possible.

Source: News release from Rotary Club of Ashland. Email Executive Editor Bert Etling at or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

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