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An estimated 1,000 kids showed up at the Ava City Park Saturday afternoon to “hunt” Easter eggs.
Actually, there was little hunting for the eggs that were scattered by the Easter bunny just prior to the start of the activities.
The children were divided into three age categories, with some 1,000 eggs scattered for each group to collect. In a matter of seconds the eggs disappeared into the kids’ baskets.
After a cold start Saturday morning, the sun came out and it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon for the egg hunt by the 4 p.m. starting time.
The City of Ava purchased 3,000 eggs for the event from National Entertainment Technologies Inc. (NET), of Marshfield, which contracts with DoCo, Inc., the local sheltered workshop.
“It was great fun and I look forward to doing this event again next year,” said Sherry Wallace, Ava Parks director.
In addition to the egg hunt, there was an inflatable bounce house for the kids, and emergency equipment was displayed by the Ava Fire Department and Cox Health Systems.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) also had a display, along with others.
There were other activities following the egg hunt, including live music until around 7 p.m.