The neighborhood around Lewis and 8th is typically very quiet and can be a nice place to take a stroll near the park. It’s near the university and well established. This past Saturday, however, temporary madness broke out.
Easter egg mania 2013. That’s what happens when
14,000 Easter eggs are semi-hidden in a park that’s barely big enough to hold all of the Easter egg hunters.
I asked local participants what they thought of the hunt, and this was their response: If you guys can describe the whole event in one word, what would you say? Exciting. Awesome. Amazing. Wonderful.
This Easter egg hunt brings the community together, volunteers, families, Easter egg hunters; it’s certainly an event that reminds us of what’s important in life.
Local Volunteer Gordon Wilks observed, “It keeps us vitally close to the community. Seeing the faces of those kids waiting along those lines anticipating the next three minutes, cause its over in 3 minutes, and it reconnects us with the public; a lot of people you don’t see but once a year.”
This Easter egg hunt happens every year and for one
Local family it’s become a bit of a tradition.
A mom who helped her two daughters find Eggs, Tanae Nelson, had this to say about this particular hunt, “We’ve been here for several years so you kind of prep the kids and tell them as soon as they hear the horn they need to run out, I just tell them to find the color they want to go look for and they’ll go grab it so at least they can hope to get one at least with all the kids here.”