The event was held Saturday at West Cadiz Park, and as usual, large crowds of children and their parents stood behind police tape waiting for the hunt to begin at one o’clock that afternoon. Some were more patient than others. As Lions member Bill Abel announced through a loudspeaker that everyone would have an opportunity to fun, one boy clutching the tape huffed, “He said that already!”
Once the call was made, children all over the park scampered under the tape and scoured the grounds. Most of the lawn was picked clean in about six minutes, but most of the kids went back over their areas checking thoroughly for anything they might have missed.
Although the forecast had predicted possible rain for Saturday, the weather could have turned out much better. Some parents brought very young children and hunted with them in the infant to two-year-old category. The other youngsters were on their own. The highest age allowed was 10-year-olds.
Lions President John Campbell said that some children fare better than others while hunting for Easter eggs. He said he noticed one little girl who didn’t have any in her basket and he decided to help her out discreetly.
“I told her, ‘Look where I step,’ and I walked around in front of her,’” he said smiling.
Not only did the children collect all the eggs and candy they could get their hands on, but many prizes were offered as well. Some eggs were specially marked to indicate which prizes the children would receive, with different colors depending on the age group in case kids ventured out of their designated territory.
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