Local children had the chance to get an early glimpse of the Easter Bunny at the YMCA.

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The youth Easter party had lots of Easter themed activities for the kids, including arts and crafts and egg hunts. The party was also a chance to bring families together, keep kids active, and just to have some fun.

"The Y is always part of the community and they care about the community. The members were free, and there was a small fee for non-members. And we want families to come and youth to come enjoy the Y facility," said April Dorman, Lima YMCA.

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The YMCA holds parties like this every Easter and for other major holidays throughout the year.