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BRIDGEPORT -

The GFWC Women's Club of Bridgeport Held an Easter egg hunt for special needs children on Saturday.

"Easter egg hunt for special needs children. Hollie has Cerebral Palsy and very low eyesight," said Claude Woodson, Hollie's father.

"I listened for them," Hollie Woodson said.

"They have a little beeper and the press it and the kids follow the beeping sound," said Ruth Allen, of the Bridgeport Woman's Club.

The Bill Miles Memorial Egg Hunt is an annual event that allows visually-impaired children to participate in an annual Easter tradition.

"Bill Miles was a Lions Club member and he had knowledge of something like this from working with Telephone Pioneers. He created the eggs," Allen said.

Roughly 10 kids participated in Saturday's event at Compton Park in Bridgeport.

"My cousin. She helped me find the beeping eggs," Woodson said.

Allen said she was moved the first time she attended.

"The first year I was involved with it, a little girl from Fairmont came. Her name was Katie, and she was so excited because she got to do what the other kids did," said Allen

Hollie's dad feels the same way. He believes his daughter would feel left out if she couldn't participate.

"It would be devastating for her," Claude Woodson said.

All of the kids received candy-filled eggs and an Easter basket.