In an ongoing effort to include more local youth in recreational programs, Edmonson County Parks & Rec is preparing for it's first annual Easter Egg hunt that will be held Saturday, March 26th, 11am, at the HWY 70 Sports Complex.
Egg hunts are not uncommon this time of the year, but according to program administrator Greg Hudson, the local Parks & Rec in conjunction with several sponsors have worked hard to make this a unique and memorable experience for everyone.
Hudson said over 10,000 eggs will be ready for grabbing on four different ball fields. Fields one, two, and three will have 3,000 eggs each and the T-Ball field will have around 1,500.
Each field will host different age groups: ages 0-4, 5-8, 9-12, and the T-Ball field will host those with disabilities.
The most exciting part for egg-seekers is that many eggs will be filled with goodies such as McDonald's gift certificates for free burgers and fries, $10 and $20 gift cards from Walmart, and others with candy.
"All of this is being made possible through sponsors, volunteers, and donations," Hudson said. "Not one penny is being spent by Parks & Rec. Sponsored events like these allow us to promote our youth, while at the same time, it helps our limited budget to invest in future similar events."
Hudson also said that if the kids will turn in their eggs after the hunt, they will receive a large bag of candy in return. There will also be stuffed animals and other prizes available.
The event is sponsored in part by Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church, Chalybeate Fire Department, McDonalds, PBI Bank, and Greg and Vicki Hudson.
"I'm really pleased with the support from the community on this," Hudson added. "We're excited and looking for a huge turnout."
The event is scheduled to start at 11am and signs will be posted to direct each age group to the appropriate fields.