“It will be ‘eggstra’ special with many ‘eggciting’ activities,” he said of the event. “We have been working ‘eggstra’ hard to make this the best Easter egg hunt around, because we believe it is the largest [in metro Atlanta].”
Although the Easter Bunny himself will be on hand to help guide the children in finding the 20,000 plastic Easter eggs hidden on the park’s five baseball fields, the event also includes a live DJ, face-painting, inflatable moonwalks, a trackless train ride and food vendors.
Griffin, who is community programs coordinator for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, said this is an annual budgeted recreation department program.
“We are asking the youngsters to bring their own Easter egg baskets in which to put the eggs they find,” he said.
The children will be divided into five age categories, 2 to 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 10 and 11 and 12, he said.
“We will have signs directing each age group to their field for the Easter egg hunt,” Griffin said.
The start time for the 2- to 4-year-old group is 1 p.m., after which the other age groups will have staggered start times, Griffin said. However, all children, regardless of age, have to be at the Easter egg hunt assembly area by 1 p.m. to participate.
This marks the fifth year Griffin has coordinated the Easter egg hunt and this year’s numbers could exceed past years.
“Last year, we drew more than 800 participants and would like to top that number,” he said.
There is no admission fee and parking is free at the park. Among the food vendors will be a group from Fairplay Middle School which will be selling hot dogs.
In addition, there will be volunteers from New Manchester High School and a JROTC unit from Alexander High School providing assistance.
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