City responds to ‘misleading’ egg hunt story

Edmonds Egg Hunt this Saturday
Mar 28, 2013

The City of Edmonds would like to set the record straight.  With the recent Everett Herald news article, and local radio shows magnifying the interest of the word Easter being taken out of the Edmonds Egg Hunt this year, and resulting interest in the community to engage in the discussion, the City wants to set the record straight.

The news article that appeared in the Herald, entitled "It's an egg hunt, without the Easter part" led some readers to conclude that the City of Edmonds removed the word Easter from the Egg Hunt this year.  The City has sent an update to the Herald, which they have posted.

The City, in the spirit of being inclusive of all of our citizens, decided to name this event the Edmonds Egg Hunt in the year 2000, and is not new for this community.  We have received no complaints for 13 years about this until this year following a recent Everett Herald news article.  The removal of specific religious references is common throughout many cities recreation departments, schools, and other government agencies.  We want to recognize and welcome all citizens to our events, regardless of faith.

The City of Edmonds is excited to be working with various sponsors to provide an Edmonds Egg Hunt for this community on March 30, 10:00 am, Frances Anderson Center Field.   This event has been happening for the past 30+ years at City Park.   This year, due to popularity and growing out of the City Park site, we changed the venue to the Frances Anderson Center field.  We welcome everyone to this very popular community event!

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