Children enjoy annual Easter egg hunt

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Children search their baskets for the golden or prize eggs.

By Ivory Riner

Staff Writer

The Marshall County Chiropractic Center held its sixth annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning.

Due to upcoming construction, the Easter egg hunt was held at the Lewisburg Recreation Center instead of Rock Creek Park, where it had been held for the past five years.

Dr. Randall Allen said the hunt is becoming bigger every year, and he and his staff are running out of room for everyone.

"This is our chance to help the kids and the community. I'm not out here to get customers. I'm out here to give back to the community and help them learn more about chiropractic services," said Allen.

There was an egg-dyeing station, a photo booth with the Easter Bunny and lots of food available for purchase, with proceeds going towards the March of Dimes.

Nearly 200 children, 12 and under, lined up in hopes of grabbing as many of the eggs as they possibly could. They were divided into age groups for safety purposes. Five and under were together and six to 12 were together.

Eggs that contained a piece of paper were the prize eggs. There were two golden eggs and two prize-basket eggs among the 3,000 eggs throughout the grassed area. Within five minutes of the hunt beginning, all of the eggs were found.

Seth Clowd and Landon Culbertson found the eggs that awarded them a gift basket filled with Easter goodies.

Lynda Meineke found the golden egg and was given a $25 Walmart gift card.

After the second golden egg winner did not claim the prize, the children and their parents searched the grassy area in hope of finding it, and the prize was eventually awarded.

When the egg hunt was over, children participated in a sack race.