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In brief: Barriers planned at Park Road crossing

Sat., March 27, 2010

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has approved funding for median barriers at two railroad crossings on Park Road. There have been incidents involving people driving around lowered crossing gates on Park in recent years, according to a press release from the UTC. The $40,000 approved will pay for median barriers at the crossings so people will no longer be able to drive around the crossing arms. There are about 50 trains a day on the track and the trains can reach 79 miles per hour, according to the release.

Breakfast, egg hunt next Saturday

LIBERTY LAKE – The City of Liberty Lake will host its usual schedule of Easter events next Saturday. The Liberty Lake Kiwanis will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at Liberty Lake Elementary School, 23606 E. Boone Ave. The cost is $6 for adults and $5 for children age 5-11. Children under 5 are admitted free.

The annual community Easter egg hunt will follow in Pavillion Park at 11 a.m. for toddlers through fourth-graders. Children must be registered in advance in order to participate. Registration will take place at City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $5 per participant or a donation of six plastic eggs filled with candy.

Older kids will have their own “All Fools Hunt” at 8 p.m. at the Trailhead Golf Course next Saturday. The hunt is designed for grades 5-12, and participants can register at the same times as the younger children or online at The cost is $5 in advance or $10 at the time of the hunt. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shriners Hospital for Children.

Easter Bunny will be at egg event

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Good Samaritan Society of Spokane Valley, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., will have its annual Easter egg hunt next Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.

Children up to age 12 will have the opportunity to hunt for more than 4,000 eggs. The Easter Bunny will also be stopping by for pictures with the kids. Pictures are free for families who bring in a nonperishable food item. Cost of the photo without a food donation is $2.

Participants should arrive at 12:30 p.m. to pick up their goody bag and get in the appropriate age group.

Proceeds will benefit the Valley Food Bank. For more information, call (509) 924-6161.


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