THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Egg hunters soldier on despite rain; residents enjoy warmer temperatures

Sunday, March 31, 2013 | 5:09 p.m. CDT; updated 8:02 a.m. CDT, Monday, April 1, 2013

COLUMBIA — Missourian photographers captured Columbia residents experiencing a gamut of weather conditions last week — braving rain for an egg hunt, dealing with snow from an early spring storm and enjoying milder temperatures at various games, parks and races.

In this photo by Katie Alaimo, not even rain could keep about 150 people away from the Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza on Saturday at Douglass Park. Organized by the city's Parks and Recreation Department, the event included face painting, pin the tail on the bunny and the egg hunt.

At the Missouri baseball team's Friday game against LSU, photographer Katie Alaimo captures LSU infielder Mason Katz making a throw from the ground in the fifth inning. The game was held at Taylor Stadium.

Participants in the fifth annual Perche Creek Gutbuster Canoe Race paddle off the starting line Saturday in this photo by photographer Harry Katz. Ninety people joined the race, which took place along an eight-mile section of the creek.

With spring temperatures warming Columbia on Thursday, Elijah Tyler, 14, flies into the air at Cosmo Park skatepark in this photo by photographer Breanne Bradley. The warm weather was somewhat short-lived, as colder temperatures were expected Sunday night.

In this photo by Breanne Bradley, Missouri third baseman Angela Randazzo, front, and left fielder Mackenzie Sykes run the bases during Missouri's game against South Carolina on Friday at University Field. Missouri beat South Carolina 10-2.

Kiana White, left, Anyha Kin, 9, Chris White, 7, Kyla White, 11, and Danasia Hamma, 9, bounce toward the finish line in the bunny hop at the Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza in Douglass Park on Saturday in this photo by Katie Alaimo. The hunt continued even though it was rainy and activities had to be moved under the Kenneth Ralph Shelter.

Katie Alaimo photographed Lindsey Smith, 11, left, as she jumped onto a snowball at Stephens Lake Park after sledding with Oktavia Jaszczynska, 11, on Monday. An early spring snowfall dumped about 9 inches on Columbia.

Supervising editor is Shaina Cavazos.

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