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Glow Egg Hunt Held For Local Teenagers
Egg Plant
Riverbank recreation staffer Alyssa Moreno, doubling as a special Easter Bunny, plants glow-in-the-dark plastic Easter Eggs on the grounds of Castleberg Park just before turning a crowd of teenagers loose to find them. - photo by Ric McGinnis

Area teenagers were invited to celebrate the Easter holiday with a special Glow Egg Hunt at Castleberg Park on Saturday evening, April 16.

Scheduled to run from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., some of the youngsters, seeing eggs on the ground and by some of the trees, decided to start out before it got entirely dark.

In preparation, a pair of City Recreation Department workers stood in for the Easter Bunny, distributing about 300 of the plastic glow-in-the-dark eggs all along the path around the park, circumnavigating the playground and ball fields.

There were 30 kids hunting for the roughly 300 eggs at Castleberg Park during the hunt this past Saturday. City staff noted that the weather did not affect the event and that they may do it again next year with some modifications like a wider age range.

“The challenges were the parents interfering with the hunt,” noted Recreation Supervisor Tony Lemonds. “They were trying to pick up eggs before the event started and did not listen to instructions.”

This is the first year that the City has hosted two different egg hunts for the youth and families in the community, having on previously for younger children.

“I think this event was unique and has the potential to be better,” added Lemonds. “I want to thank my staff for their hard work and for the support of the community in trying out something new.”


News reporter Virginia Still and News correspondent Ric McGinnis both contributed to this story.

Egg Hunters
Local teenagers get a head start, beginning their search for glow-in-the-dark Easter eggs well before it got fully dark, on Saturday evening, April 16. City Recreation Department workers had planted the special eggs along the pathway around the play areas of Castleberg Park. - photo by Ric McGinnis