No ‘Easter’ in the egg hunt in Edmonds

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By Steve Kiggins

Q13 FOX News reporter

EDMONDS, Wash. — This time of year, it’s a tradition across the country — excited kids going for broke looking for treasure during Easter egg hunts.

But controversy surrounds this years egg hunt in Edmonds, after a newspaper column pointed out that the city removed the name ‘Easter’ from the event.

But the city said until now, it hasn’t had a single complaint since it stopped using the word Easter 13 years ago — in 2000.  The city released a statement saying, “We want to recognize and welcome all citizens to our events, regardless of faith.”

Residents had varied opinions about it, however.

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  • Sue W.

    More troubling than dropping the word “Easter” — a word generally accepted as pagan, not Christian, in origin — after a single criticism of the community egg hunt is City leaders buying into the political correctness du jour.

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