Valley cities hosting Easter egg hunts today

MERCEDES — Rihanna Contreras and her brothers and sisters have attended the annual Easter egg hunt all their lives and they don’t intend to miss today’s.

“The kids enjoy it and they look forward to the Easter egg hunt every year,” said their mother, Roxanne Contreras, a Mercedes resident. “They have lots of fun and look forward to it every year.”

Rihanna, 6, and her brothers and sisters have their Easter baskets ready and can’t wait to hunt for eggs and have a chance to win one of the many bikes that will be raffled off.

“They are going to be there early, my daughter (Rihanna) wants to win a bike,” Contreras said.

For 15 years the Mercedes Police Department has been organizing their Easter egg hunt at the MercedesCivicCenter.

“It’s very exciting because not everybody’s going to have an Easter egg hunt,” Police Chief Olga Maldonado said. “It’s really exciting to bring theses kids together and see them hunt for eggs.”

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