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Spring In Their Step

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

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

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

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

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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.