LAKE COUNTY — Lake County celebrated Easter in a number of ways this past weekend. The children of Lake County got some special fun with Easter egg hunts hosted throughout the community.

A joint venture between the Sauble-Elk-Eden Township Fire Department and the Irons Area Tourist Association, one hunt was put on in Irons at 11 a.m. on April 4. Formerly taking place outside the fire house, the event was moved to Skinner Park so more kids could take part.

Despite cool temperatures (and even a little snow), 72 children attended the event and raced around the park scooping up every egg they could find. Four age groups took turns and the eggs contained candy or tickets for prizes which could be claimed back at the pavilion.

"Our auxiliary came down and helped us with cupcakes, hot cocoa and coffee to keep everyone warm," said Sauble-Elk-Eden Fire Chief Greg Bombich. "The weather aside, it was a great day and everything went well. I like that the Irons area can do something like this for the kids."

Another Easter Egg hunt was hosted at AMVETS Post No. 1988 at the same time. Sponsored by the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, there were more than 900 eggs filled with candy, collected fervently by 59 children in attendance.

"It went really well," said Betty Dermeyer, who helped organize the event. "We had the Easter Bunny on hand and the kids had a really good time."

Food and drinks were served, and prizes and games were available for the kids.

"I think everyone had a happy Easter," said Dermeyer.