Kids Hunt For Easter Eggs After Dark

6 years 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, April 05 2012 Apr 5, 2012 Thursday, April 05, 2012 7:23:00 PM CDT April 05, 2012 in News
By: Kelly Carlson

COLUMBIA - More than 150 kids showed up at Stephens Lake Park Thursday night with flashlights and baskets in hand.

This was the city's fourth annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Easter eggs decorated the grass throughout the park. Kids were eager to fill their baskets.

The kids were divided among age groups and allowed to collect eight eggs each. Everyone got a goody bag at the end, but if you collected a shiny egg, the prize was bigger. Kids ran throughout the park at the start of the whistle to find those shiny eggs.

Recreation Specialist Erin Carrillo said, "My favorite part is all the smiling faces. Not only do the kids have a blast, but I really think the parents have just as much fun."

Kids who participated in the event registered prior to the event for only $7. Along with the great prizes ranging from gift certificates to chocolate, the Easter Bunny was there to greet the kids.

The Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with Mizzou's Parks, Recreation, and Tourism students to bring the community this event. The money collected will be used toward more events for the community.

 

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