Kids prepare to enter the Easter egg gauntlet. By Stoney Times.

Local little ones got a head start on stocking up their Easter bounty this morning.

Kids of varying ages swarmed the McKinleyville Shopping Center around 10 a.m. to fill their baskets with candy and other surprises at the annual Easter egg hunt.

Ten-year old Isaac Lechuga, and 3-year old Cezar Langevin took home some tasty treats and a free movie. Way to go guys!

3-year old Cezar Langevin (left) and 10-year old Isaac Lechuga are happy with the day’s haul. By Photo photos provided by Sheri Harwood.