Spring In Their Step

Arlingtonians and their children usher in the changing of the season at a local park.


Seven-year-old Natalie Roeseler gets her face painted at Lubber Run Community Center’s Spring Extravaganza.


Joseph and Zoe McCann, 3 and 4 years old respectively, enjoy the petting zoo.


Children frantically hunt for plastic Easter eggs at Lubber Run Community Center.


Riphvik Prakki, 4, and his sister Sreenidhi, 3, display their bounty of eggs.

<b>DESPITE CHILLY WEATHER,</b> children of all ages came to Lubber Run Community Center this weekend to celebrate the coming of spring.

<p>The event was Arlington County’s Spring Extravaganza, which it has been holding every year for nearly a decade. The event featured face painting, horse riding and – of course – a very enthusiastic volunteer in an Easter Bunny costume.

<p>The highlight of the afternoon was an Easter egg hunt where children competed to find several golden eggs in a large field.

<p>Susannah Keefe brought her two-year-old son Connor to the Extravaganza. “We’ve been reading books about egg hunts all week,” she said, “So he’s really excited.” Connor then proceeded to pick up a plastic egg and put it in his mouth.

<p>Seven-year-old Natalie Roeseler came with her mother, Debbie, and got her face painted by a face-painting technician. Debbie Roeseler said that she takes her children to a different Easter egg hunt in Arlington every year. “My kids love this time of year,” she said.