Children waited patiently, or as patiently as excited children can wait, in line with their colorful baskets ready for the 18th annual Easter Egg Hunt, held Thursday at Edinburg Municipal Park and hosted by the Edinburg Parks and Recreation Department.
The free event featured Easter egg hunts for different age groups, as well as arts and crafts and a photo op with the Easter bunny.
The Easter Egg Hunt also served as a fundraiser for Safe Passage, and the team from the domestic violence and sexual assault prevention center said it appreciated being invited to participate and be involved in the event.
For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, located at 2142 North Genesee Road in Burton, put on the Animal Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, from 10:30 a.m.to noon.
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The sun was shining and the chocolate and prizes were aplenty on Good Friday, as hundreds of children descended on Frank Charry Park for the annual East End Easter egg hunt.
Preparations for the Easter egg hunt take several weeks.
Fortunately, the dry conditions meant they could attend an event they've been to many times before, Jason said.
"It's nice to come and get eggs", she said.
The Easter egg itself was defined by early Christians as an Easter symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.
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Right after the hunt began, it was over in a flash. "I like the idea that they divide the eggs".
"When everybody gets together, it's a good way for families to come in and enjoy with their kids and their families and enjoy the love of Easter", said Madison Gamboa.
"Easter hunt is so fun", says Chloee Shaffer.
Sharon Shepherd, deputy director of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, got to relive the excitement she remembers as a girl getting her picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Her six-year-old son Darius was one of dozens of kids who filled their bags to the top with candy.
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