Egg-citing Easter egg hunt at City Park a success

Easter Egg Hunt a success at City Park

Granbury City Park – It took a lot of work to get ready for this Saturday’s Easter egg hunt hosted by Granbury Parks and Recreation Department.

Parents, grand parents and children came to the event Saturday morning to take part in the free Easter egg hunt. Sponsored in part by Lake Granbury Medical, Brookshires, H.E.B, The FNB Bank, Paluxy River Child Advocacy Center and Hood Co. Healthy Children from Cooks Children. 

Volunteers and students from GISD elementary schools stuffed well over  30,000 eggs according a event volunteer. A second grader from Baccus elementary very proudly said, “We stuffed them Thursday, Friday, and Monday last week”.

Before the Hunt

The Granbury Volunteer Fire department brought truck support 1 along with their public relations trailer. Fire fighters and ems volunteers  handed out small red fireman helmets. I noticed some helmets being used during the egg hunt.

The Easter Bunny was tired after hiding all those eggs. So he sat on a hay bale and had his picture taken with the kids.  Most of the sponsors offered a ” bean- bag toss” game for prizes, while others offered snacks such as popcorn and hot dogs. 

Mascots Dr Lake Granbury and the HEB Buddy also made the rounds for photo ops. The kids played on two bounce houses and challenged one another to game of big Jenga while waiting for the hunt to start. The Face painting table maintained a steady line of kids while parents stood and talked.

 Bagged in a flash

The egg hunters were divided into three groups. As children took their marks, bags or baskets in hand. The Fire Truck horn started their egg hunts at the same time. All in their separate locations. Volunteers on the soccer fields held the line until the horn sounded. What had taken volunteers hours to prepare took just seconds for the kids to scoop them away.  Beforehand, volunteers had placed large plastic totes along the sideline of the field. Shorty after the hunt was over parents and kids emptied their eggs and returned them to the totes.

Great event

City of Granbury did a fantastic job with the Easter Egg Hunt, and the weather couldn’t have been any better! I think everyone had a great time. Mayor Nin Hulett seem pleased with the event and said “If I could only get the dandelions picked that quick” as the crowds started to head home.

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