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LIMA — Spring not coming fast enough? Head out to Apollo Career Center where Easter and spring collide Saturday morning for an event that offers everything from one of the first 5Ks of the season to a full-blown Easter egg hunt.

“I think it’s going to look so neat to see the lawn of Apollo covered with 10,000 colored Easter eggs,” said Darla Krites, president of Friends of Apollo, which is sponsoring the morning-long festival.

“We want people to come out to the school and look around, and have a good time,” Krites said. Specifically, the group wants people to explore the facility prior to the levy request on the May 7 ballot.

“We want people to have a great time here,” Krites said.

And to do that, they can start the day with a 5K Bunny Bolt. “That’s a run/walk that starts at Apollo and heads to the park on Reed Road, and then follows the path winding back to Apollo,” Krites said. Registration is $25 on Saturday, which includes one free ticket to the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast also being held there.

“That includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and lemonade,” Krites said.

And if that’s not enough, Apollo has partnered with Clear Channel to host an egg hunt with 10,000 filled eggs. “We have age categories of 0 to 4 years, 5 to 8 and 9 to 12 years. In each of those categories, there is one egg filled with a golden ticket. From the three golden tickets, we are drawing one to win a family trip to Disney,” Krites said.

Still not enough?

How about face painting, a bounce house, cookie decorating or a reader’s theater? It’s all going on at Apollo.

Which is really what the Friends of Apollo want the community to recognize.

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