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.