Easter Egg Hunt is all about the parents

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The Easter Egg Hunt was divided into different sections based on age groups.

After the egg hunt was over, Cheyenne Young, 7, of Martinsville, said the Easter bunny and the eggs she collected were her favorite parts of the event.

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, located at 2142 North Genesee Road in Burton, put on the Animal Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, from 10:30 a.m.to noon.

"They dropped the Easter eggs and then we let the kids go in and pick them up", church member Rita Smith said.

EPD Bomb Squad Matthew Knight says, "What we'll do is we'll take the beeping eggs and set it on the ground and take the candy eggs and fill around it so once they find the beeping egg they'll take the eggs with candy". It was started by Don Slade, he said, who began with 10-dozen eggs.

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Lindsey Pierce brought her three kids to the egg hunt because she also enjoys watching her children having a fun time. With a big smile on their faces, children walked out of the face-painting booth with bright colors covering their cheeks.

"They are eager to get to those eggs and they are not playing games", said parent Erika McCurdy". Not only were kids treated to candies and colorful eggs on the ground at the first assembly of god church, they were thrilled by a hovering distributor in the air. He believed this year's event was much improved over the inaugural hunt.

Even with all the fun, the message of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus is still remembered by the participants. They were prepared to attend the hunt along with their children, Macy, seven, and Cooper, five, as long as "it was just sprinkles", but a continued torrential downpour likely would've given them pause.

Lynch added, "Started out, we probably had maybe 30-40 people the first time, and previous year I think we had over 100 so we're looking today to maybe 100 kids come back again, especially since it is such a pretty day".

Villegas' 2-year-old twin boys, Casai and Zion, had never been to an egg hunt before nor had they met the Easter Bunny.

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