Thousands enjoy Capitol Easter egg hunt

Parents are upset, while organizers argue safety concerns after a popular Easter egg hunt in western Montana is canceled.

The Elks had six members volunteer their time to run the Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.

"Some of them are in wheelchairs, some of them can't be very mobile", Dan Cox with Krewe of St. Andrews said. It's great to get the dogs together to socialize, to get them used to being around other dogs.

It took the youngsters one minute and 12 seconds to clear the hospital's front lawn during the 21st-annual Easter egg hunt there. His son, 16-month-old Dashiell Maranville, was born with two congenital heart defects.

Gisele had a strategy for getting the most eggs during the hunt.

Lauren Speck, a member of the Kingston Kiwanis who sponsored the egg hunt, said it's consistent with the organization's commitment to children and the community.

"I am so amazed with the Krewe of St. Andrews. At that age if they don't come they're going to be mad at us", Wampole said of the children, who look forward to seeing the firetruck and meeting the police.

"It's not what you get", Teeters said.

"That's how we serve this community, caring for the moms and dads, single moms, single dads, and it's a great way for us to be a blessing and give back on this Easter", Young said. We wanted people to know the egg hunt wasn't a joke - so we made sure to put "no fooling' on the flier".

In Corvallis, Stoneybrook Assisted Living hosted a community Easter egg hunt with other activities, such as a cupcake walk, face-painting, an Easter bunny photo booth and a bounce house.

Of the 15,000 eggs, 652 were stamped indicating a $1 prize.

He said that his grandfather had had a fun time, and that he liked the new location in the lower part of Willow Park. "I wish we had great shots of thousands of people out here with eggs and insane kids going everywhere, but this is what God did for us and we're going to roll with it and we'll be thankful for everything He gives us". Renee Harris said she tries to get her kids to as numerous hunts as possible, with this year's total around 15.

Prizes ranged from candy to small toys to entire Easter baskets.

  • Joanne Flowers