<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.