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Molokai Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt.

By Léo Azambuja

Just one day before Easter, children from all over Molokai showed up at Kaunakakai Soccer Field to participate in the island’s most traditional community egg hunt.

The Molokai Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Decorating Contest is one of Molokai’s most awaited Easter events. At 9 a.m. sharp, dozens of children, divided in three age groups, were lined up and ready. Holding dearly to their Easter baskets, they patiently waited for the announcer to give them the go to pick up the hundreds of eggs spread through the grass field. Only three of those eggs were the sought-after golden eggs.

In a matter of minutes, it was all over. Kekai Cabalar, Mallory Go, and Kalei Davies were the lucky golden-egg finders.

Lions Club members, with the help of Molokai High School Leo Club, colored every single egg in the event.

Children also participated by entering the craft contest. Lions Club distributed prizes for best Easter bonnet, best Easter basket, and best Easter egg.

Molokai Lions Club helps out the island community with several projects. Linda Mina, who spearheaded Saturday’s event, said the club’s main project is the annual Give the Gift of Sight. Last year over 1,000 residents had their eyes screened. Almost that many received free prescription glasses.

Mahalo to Molokai Lions Club for bringing the community together in such a special celebration.


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