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Shelley Osterloh ReportingEaster may not be until Sunday, but many around the Salt Lake Valley started their holiday celebrating and reflecting a little early.
The Bramble family started their annual hunt seven years ago with only a few kids and plastic eggs. Over the years it has become a family and neighborhood "eggstravaganza" that extends to all three levels of their backyard. Around 150 kids search for over 2,000 eggs filled with candy.
Not every child gets to explore the yard for eggs so today Salt Lake County Sheriff Aaron Kennard and a number of off-duty police deputies gave the Easter Bunny a little help. They stopped off at Primary Children’s Hospital to bring stuffed toys to the kids, and smiles to the faces of their parents.
Aaron Kennard, Salt Lake County Sheriff: “You can't imagine what it has done for all of us. It's a way that we have of trying to relate to the families and the kids that are hurt."
For others Easter is a time to reflect on the story behind the Easter Holiday. On the University of Utah campus, St. Catherine's Catholic Newman held its annual Station of the Cross Procession. Over 100 people from a variety of denominations walked along to the 14 different stations representing the last steps of Christ's life.