Despite a Friday night of heavy rain, the sky was crystal clear Saturday morning as anywhere from 800 to 1,000 children and their parents flocked to the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex to take part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Hosted by the Recreation and Parks Department, the event never fails to provide a morning full of fun for the community. Families enjoyed a bunny themed magic show and then children were separated into age groups and led by volunteers to their “nests.” When the crowds counted down from five the children rushed under the colorful tape and begin peering under small piles of hay, tossing the bright eggs into their baskets.
Two lucky kids from each age group found the coveted golden eggs, which they redeemed for an elaborate easter basket following the hunt.
Families were then able to sit back and enjoy a free hotdog lunch before the children ran off to play on several bounce houses, ride two trains and even get a photo with the Easter bunny.