Hunting for some family fun this Easter weekend?

The Salvation Army of Huntsville/Madison County is partnering with Parkway Place Mall for its first indoor Easter Egg Hunt.

Instead of looking, these kids listened.

Play an "I Spy" game to find Easter eggs for your chance to win a prize.

Hundreds of kids gathered at Canyon Creek Park for a big community Easter Egg Dash, "The kids just run and go like insane to grab as many eggs as they can we got 10,000 eggs this year".

"I go back to my childhood", Ronquillo said. And yet a bunch of children scampered off to hunt for eggs, undeterred by the rain. In addition to candy, the eggs contained yellow tickets with scriptures written on them.

"If you pick and choose, the eggs with be gone", said 12-year-old Damian Estradad. About 200 kids raced to fill their baskets with eggs at Sturgis City Park.

The egg hunt is hosted by the Evansville Association for the Blind, Evansville Police, the Local FOP and 911 Gives Hope. Kids from 1 to 8 years old can head out to the Frontier Park Sports Complex to put as many eggs in their bucket as they can. "We usually have right under or around 200 children participate".

Daily News Staff Writer
Daily News Staff Writer

"I think there's a toy in there", Kyla Penney, 4, of Boynton Beach, speculated before her age group started its hunt. "We've been in past years and we always enjoy it", mom Kelly Lilly said.

"The real message of Easter is that Jesus came", said Pastor Michael Laird, the children's pastor at Emmanuel.

Community Bible Church is also hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 2 p.m. on Saturday.

For Sarah Mabe, a mother of a special needs child, an event like this helps her son, Myles.

There were huge prize giveaways for children and adults, face painting, Easter egg tosses, food and more.

"We just want everyone to get together and enjoy themselves", said Reiner.

  • Salvatore Jensen