Easter egg hunt at Emerald Cove Park

This past Saturday the Douglas Dispatch, along with other businesses in our community, hosted its annual Easter egg hunt.

The youngest division in the North of the River Recreation and Park District's Easter egg hunt at Emerald Cove Park gets off to a fast start Saturday morning.

"Well we've been doing this Easter egg hunt for as long as I can remember, I've been here for four years myself".

Starting at 10 a.m. children can search for over 500 eggs filled with prizes. There will be two grand prizes in each category. The club's Saturday event was again held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. We're not going to stop people from having Easter Egg hunts but it's just a matter of priority.

"It's kind of like organized chaos", said Nina Jehle, 20-30 Club member. Kids 3 and under were the first to participate in the most awaited event of the day, with older ones next in line.

"To see these kids have the opportunities to enjoy being a child in a quality living environment is what's important", said Rick Edgmon, a reserve sheriff's deputy. "As the 70th, it's a good marker of a tradition for a small city". After the egg hunt, he then treated to grilled hot dogs, hot links, bratwurst and chicken which had been grilling to perfection for much of the day. By the end of the event, the park was quickly crowded with tiger and bunny looking faces with chocolate stained lips.

Executive director for Main Street Square Megan Whitman says this event is a great way to kick off the future events to come.

Organizers of the event say they hope to continue the Easter egg hunt for years to come.

Powell said the church's activity in the community has paid off. "Allen Park is open to everybody, and it's a great place to be".

"For us it really comes back to we just believe that's just how Jesus was".

Egg Scramble - Children rush to collect eggs tossed into the field by the Easter Bunny at Crystal Shores Beach House on April 15.

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