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Eggs, oars, mans best friend fill a cool day to savor spring
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Kate O'Neil, 7, picks up an egg at the sixth annual Easter egg hunt for Challenged Child & Friends kids at Lanier Village Estates on Saturday. More than 40 children attended the event put on by residents of Lanier Village Estates. - photo by Erin O. Smith

Though the weather was a bit cool even for late March, local residents found plenty of ways to enjoy a spring Saturday in the area.

Young egg hunters got ahead start on Easter at the annual Challenged Child and Friends and Lanier Village Easter egg hunt at Lanier Village Estates.

It was a day for young and old, with more than 40 children taking part with help from senior residents of Lanier Village Estates.

Gainesville offers its own Easter egg hunt beginning at 2 today at the Midtown Greenway.

Dog lovers brought their best friends to downtown Gainesville for the annual Mutts on Main, raising funds for the Hall County Animal Shelter and its adoption programs.

Fun events included a dog fashion show and a contest for best trick, best dressed and the “look-alike” award, plus live music.

Those seeking a more competitive venue visited the Lake Lanier Olympic course for the 29th annual John Hunter Regatta. Multiple college and youth rowing teams took part in the event.

Lake Lanier Rowing Club earned first place in the men’s junior 4X event. For full results, go to

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