Egg hunt draws crowd

Published 8:38 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hundreds of children—some dressed in their Easter outfits with their fancy Easter baskets—ran across softball fields Saturday to grab as many plastic Easter eggs as possible.

Some were lucky in getting special eggs that signified they won a special Easter basket filled with toys and candy. For the youngest of the bunch, understanding the concept of the egg hunt was a little daunting.

Daniel Pyles, 3, of Bainbridge was especially lucky Saturday as he won the second-place basket for youngsters 3 years old and younger by finding the special egg and a big, yellow bunny rabbit that was given to him after his name was drawn.

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Two-year-old Taylor Sapp of Bainbridge was lucky on her birthday for winning a big Easter basket donated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 4904. Jacob Hunt of Climax was awarded the VFW’s basket.

This year’s 22nd annual Easter egg hunt hosted by the City of Bainbridge’s Leisure Services was held at the Bill Reynolds Sports Park, where different-colored eggs were scattered in mainly the outfield areas of the ball fields.

Jadon Hackett, while holding a bigger Easter egg, exclaimed that he had a special egg while walking off a ball field. Sure enough, he won first place in the 4 to 6 age group.

The morning’s activities were augmented by Walgreen’s participation, which included free hot dogs and hamburgers, water and other give-aways.