Kids listen for beeping eggs at special egg hunt

While most eggs were filled with chocolate, some were "special" and could be redeemed for various prizes, from Dairy Queen cones to Easter baskets, she said.

It was a multi-colored scene, with hundreds of Easter eggs lying among the blades of grass.

A little girl participates in an Easter Egg Drop in Ottawa, Canada on Saturday.

It costs the club $3,000 to $3,500 to put on the hunt and the club has several fundraisers to raise the money, including what the club calls the $1.98 beauty pageant, Rashott said.

"It's a nice event", said Cecilia Villegas, one son on her shoulders, the other on her back.

Egg hunters were split into three age groups: under 4 years old, 5 to 8-year-olds, and 9 to 12-year-olds. It was started by Don Slade, he said, who began with 10-dozen eggs. "Not just picking up eggs, and seeing smiles on kids faces, but you know there is an actual meaning behind it".

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"Now especially that I've had children, we want to create some customs and rituals every year to have some fun, customs and rituals that they can remember and they can share with their children", Trinni Franke said.

"I think it's priceless to see the kids".

Her brother, Jayden, explained his strategy was to go for the blue, green, black and white eggs with hopes of landing a few new toys. For some parents, Easter's religious importance is still part of that tradition.

Greg Knight, director of children and youth ministries, was unsure how many years the church has held the egg hunt. The church better organized the event, using wristbands to identify a child's age and utilizing more of the space available in the park.

"My kids are extremely happy to be here, and to be able to pay and interact with thousands of other kids their age make me happy for them", Wilson said.

  • Zachary Reyes