First things first: Did you know that the City of SeattleSeattle Parks and Recreation sends out all of its press releases in Comic Sans font? It's true! They've used Comic Sans for years, and they probably always will. As an example, I'm showing the first paragraph of a press release that came in to The Stranger's e-mail just a little while ago:


It is a press release promoting the many "spring egg hunts and celebrations" going on in Seattle's parks. The fascinating thing about the press release is that it uses many Easterish trappings—"hippity hop" as a verb, "a large pink bunny" posing for photos, and this phrase, that I can't bring myself to type, so I've lifted it from the document wholesale:


—but it never once uses the word Easter. Separation of church and state, y'all!

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Anyway, if you want to read awkward Easter-less Easter announcements about Seattle's many Easter-less Easter celebrations, I've copied and pasted the whole thing (not in Comic Sans, unfortunately) after the jump. I have an e-mail to the city for comment on their horrendous font choice, and I'll let you know if they get back to me.

Michael Patrick McGinn, Mayor
Timothy Gallagher, Superintendent

For immediate release March 17, 2008


As sure as the cherry trees and daffodils are blooming, it’s time for spring egg hunts and celebrations. All events take place on Saturday, April 3, are free and begin at 10 a.m. — unless otherwise noted. Prices for optional pancake breakfasts at select locations and the underwater egg hunt vary from $1 to $5. For more details on any of the spring egg hunts, please contact the facility directly.

Boys and girls ages 3 to 11 will have a great time at the spring hunt searching for chocolate eggs, candy and prizes. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. sharp. Please come early to find the hunting area for your child’s age group.
· Alki Community Center, 5817 SW Stevens St., (206) 684-7430
· Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW, (206) 684-7423
· Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. SW, (206) 684-7441
· High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW, (206) 684-7441
· South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave. S, (206) 684-7451
· Southwest Community Center, 2801 SW Thistle St., (206) 684-7438

Rain or shine, kids 2 — 10 scramble for goodies in age-appropriate hunt areas. Please bring a basket or bag for collecting. Nonperishable food donations are gladly accepted. Volunteers needed. Call your local center.
· Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW, (206) 684-4093
· Bitter Lake Community Center Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N, (206) 684-7524
· Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St., (206) 684-4052

Green Lake Community Center
Join your friends at Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N, for the Spring Scramble. We scramble rain or shine! We will set up different areas of Green Lake Park near the community center with lots of goodies to scramble for! Please bring your bag or basket to collect, and wear appropriate scrambling and outdoor attire. Please meet at the community center gym no later than 15 minutes before your scramble time. This event is sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Green Lake Advisory Council. For more information, call the center at (206) 684-0780.
· Ages: 3 and younger 10 a.m.
· Ages: 4-6 10:30 a.m.
· Ages: 7-11 11 a.m.

International District/Central Area
Children ages 11 and younger are invited to come on down for the annual Spring Egg Hunt. Please bring a bag or a basket to collect goodies. We need volunteers, so please call your local center to find out how you can help.
· Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry St., (206) 684-4788
· International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S, (206) 233-0042
· Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way, (206) 386-1245

Bring a basket or a bag to gather up goodies at our Spring Egg Hunt! All children 10 years of age and younger are welcomed to the hunt. Come rain or shine! A pancake breakfast will follow the egg hunt. The cost is $1 per person or $5 per family
· Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave. S, (206) 684-7481
· Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S Myrtle St., (206) 386-1921

Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool
Come join Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool, as we ring in spring with our annual Egg Hunt and Fun Run! There will be an egg/candy hunt for children and refreshments for adults. There will also be side activities and fun runs for kids. Following the spring hunt, the Rainier Beach Pool will host an underwater egg hunt.
· Candy Hunt and Fun Run Location: Rainier Beach High Track, 8815 Seward Park Ave. S.
o Alternative location, in case of rain: Rainier Beach Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S
o For more information, call (206) 386-1919.
· Underwater Egg Hunt Location: Rainier Beach Pool, 8825 Rainier Ave S
o Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
o Cost: $4 (Adult), $2.75 (Youth/Senior/Special Needs)
o For more information, call (206)386-1944

Rainier Community Center
Be sure to dress warmly and bring a basket or bag to the Rainier Community Center Spring Egg Hunt. This event will take place on Sunday, April 11. For more information, call the center at (206) 386-1919. The center is located at 4600 38th Ave. S.

Children ages 1 — 11 are invited to come celebrate the coming of spring with an egg hunt.
· Nathan Hale Track, 10750 30 Ave. NE (Sponsored by Meadowbrook Community Center, (206) 684-7522)
· Laurelhurst Community Center, 4554 NE 41st St., 4554 NE 41st St.
· Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. NE, (206) 684-7534
[MCC] Spring Egg Hunt FREE
Queen Anne/Magnolia/Capitol Hill/Montlake
Magnolia Community Center
Bring your baskets and your cameras for an egg-citing time at the Magnolia Community Center’s Spring Egg Hunt for children age 12 and under. The hunt begins at 11 a.m., starting with the youngest age group. The center is located at 2550 34th Ave. W. For more information, please call (206) 386-4235
ACC] Spring Egg Hunt FREE
Queen Anne Community Center
Bring a basket or a bag to gather up all of the goodies found at the Queen Anne Annual Spring Egg Hunt for children 11 and under. Meet in theQueen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W. For more information, call (206) 386-4240.

Montlake Community Center
Little kids 0 to 12 are invited to hippity hoppity along the bunny trail to Montlake Community Center, 1618 E Calhoun St., to hunt for eggs. There will be a costume contest and a coloring contest. Egg hunts will be split among age groups 0 to 3; 4 to 5; 6 to 8; and 9 to 12. A large pink bunny will pose for photos in the meadow grass. Please bring a bag to place eggs in, and a warm jacket in case of rainy weather. For more information, please call the center at (206) 684-4736. This event will be held on Saturday, March 27.

Teens ages 11 to 17 are invited to bring a flashlight for the Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt. Search in the dark for eggs that contain candy or a certificate to claim a special prize. The hunt is sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Montlake Community Center Advisory Council. Please bring a bag to place eggs in, a warm jacket in case of rainy weather and a working flash light. This event will take place at the Montlake Community Center, 1618 E Calhoun St., on Friday, March 26, beginning at dusk and continuing until 8:45 p.m. For more information, call the center at (206) 684-4736.

Miller Community Center
Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring with a Spring Celebration at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E. There will be a coloring contest, egg hunt, jump toys and Gymboree play time. This event will be held on Thursday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $2. For more information, call the center at (206) 684-4753.