Hundreds of children participated in East Marion Park’s annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Three separate hunts were held throughout the day based on age group.
Ten thousand eggs were hidden around the park and families were invited to enter raffles for prize baskets given out after each egg hunt as well as take pictures with the Easter Bunny.
Local businesses and food trucks sold their products and volunteers from several local organizations offered activities for kids. Organizers say they love seeing people gather together for a family-friendly activity.
“It’s just giving back to the public, having a nice event for the people in the community. Something safe, something fun for the kids to do, and the kids love hunting the Easter eggs. There’s ten thousand of them, so there’s plenty for each of them. You figure if there’s 500 people, that’s 500 kids, that’s a lot of eggs for each kid,” said Marion County Parks director Tony Michalski.