The pitter-patter of little feet turned into a stampede Saturday in Dobson Square Park. In addition to assorted sweets and chocolates, the hunt featured a number of special eggs that were redeemed for larger prizes.
The fun didn't end with the eggs. The sweet bread "not only makes a wonderful breakfast bread but also a nice dessert when paired with cheese and fruit", wrote Kevin D. Weeks in a 2010 piece featuring a recipe to try. Those who attended also got one of 500 Frisbees and one of 1,000 balloons.
"Kids get to get out and exercise instead of playing video games", she said.
The adrenaline rushing egg hunt is different from most egg hunts with hunters racing for empty eggs and redeeming an entire bag of candy for them.
The majority of the crowds were waiting in an empty space at the park anticipating the main event.
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After the egg hunt was over, Cheyenne Young, 7, of Martinsville, said the Easter bunny and the eggs she collected were her favorite parts of the event. "This is just another way to love our community".
"We wanted it to be safe". "We should minister beyond our walls, and even beyond Surry County". Regular admission rates apply but for museum members the event is free.
The youngster said it's a great activity for Thunder Bay's children. "Not many people do that anymore". Some commute almost an hour to attend.
Shortly after the educational portion of the morning, it was time for the moment the kids were waiting for - show off their hawk-like vision and find hidden Easter eggs.
The Easter Bunny pauses for photos and hugs with children participating in the annual Brainerd Easter egg hunt. More than an estimated 35,000 Easter eggs were brought in for the hunt that had the added feature of the Bunny Hop 5-kilometer Run that started at 9 a.m.
Liz Secrest, executive director of Martinsville Uptown (MURA), held Shepherd by the arm to help guide and assist her as the Easter bunny walked from the Pocket Park to the site of the second Easter egg hunt: the Historic Henry County Courthouse lawn.