Easter egg hunt held for kids with special needs

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Children who found golden eggs among the colored plastic eggs turned them in for free Easter baskets.

Carpenter said about 10,000 of the eggs came from Hutterite farmers at the Milford Colony, south of Augusta.

"We've done it in the snow, where you put the eggs in a person's footprint", Carpenter said. Adilynn said she might share some of her candy with her mom and step-father, but not with her 9-month-old sister, Skylar Harris.

Mia Cervantes, 11, did her share of the pickup. "She can have the Reese's Cups because she can have peanut butter".

Saturday's 5th annual Easter Eggstravaganza was no ordinary Easter egg hunt. They used to live in Cicero but recently moved to Frankton.

In Corvallis, Stoneybrook Assisted Living hosted a community Easter egg hunt with other activities, such as a cupcake walk, face-painting, an Easter bunny photo booth and a bounce house.

"I announced, 'can you please turn around and face me, ' and they took off", he said. Kids will start fetching eggs this Saturday at 1 p.m.

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Several egg-hunting events were held throughout Santa Barbara County on Easter weekend.

Brown said their annual Christmas toy drive has donated more than 25,000 toys to local hospitals and families in the Texas Panhandle over the last five years.

Brian Hewitt returned to the egg hunt for a third year in a row with his granddaughter and his daughter Morgan.

Walsh, who directed the egg hunts from behind a bullhorn, said the event depends on collaboration from the community. She said this gave members a chance to have fun and interact with the community.

"She did really well", said her grandfather, Doug Carney.

"He just had his first open heart surgery February 15th and so he has to be on oxygen full-time because his body doesn't get the oxygen that it needs from his lungs", Aaron Maranville, Dashiell's dad said.

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