Fire company nixes Easter egg hunt due to 'unruly' crowds

Some 15,000 candy filled Easter eggs will be scattered throughout Maple Park Saturday, April 15 for the annual Wagoner Community Easter Egg Hunt.

With Easter weekend approaching, kids are scouring the valley for Easter eggs filled with candy and toys, but kids arent the only ones taking part in the Easter fun.

As the Easter Bunny helped to scatter eggs across Public Square for the hunt, families gathered around as children eagerly awaited the signal to start snatching eggs.

8-9 p.m. Thursday at Melvin Park. "This year we had more kids than last year".

Easter season is a time to break the cabin fever, get outside and of course, find some sweet treats.

The first special needs children egg hunt happened on Ramos' farm.

Registration begins at 2 p.m., with the hunt starting at 2:30 sharp. The group has been putting beepers in eggs since the 1970s so the kids can find them and trade them in for candy.

Word got out fast, and more people were intrigued by the idea as every day passed by.

"This just made sense", she said.

The afternoon brought face painting, the corn cannon, cow train, coloring contest, a visit by the Easter Bunny and, of course, the Easter Egg Hunt.

Around 300 people came to the egg hunt, making it the best turnout of the event's three-year existence, according Linette Ramos, the event's main organizer.

"He had fun", she said. This year, there will be airbrushing, inflatable spacewalks, photos with the Easter Bunny, trackless trains and more, all available for bunny dollars.

To help the children with sight issues with the egg hunt, Lions members stood in a large circle and set up stations.

The 8th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt will once again assist the Easter Bunny with delivering Easter goodies on Saturday, April 15. Almost every egg was picked in less than five minutes.

Held at the Covington Community Park on Saturday, Field's of Grace's Easter egg hunt was open to newborns to 11-year-olds in the surrounding community.

Children will also be joined by some special guests from the community Sunderland Education and Training Farm (STEF) in Keelmans Lane, with volunteers bringing chicks, lambs and rabbits along to add to the Easter theme.