Even though it wasn’t scheduled to start until 10 a.m., people showed up at the park to participate in the event as early as 8 a.m., said recreation supervisor Pat Dorsey.
“We do it for the community,” Dorsey said.
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Debbie Houser brought her six children to participate. Her children’s ages range from 5 months old to 13 years old, and she said that the event is fun for all ages.
“It’s a fun time together as a family,” Houser said.
As many as 20 volunteers helped out this year at the event and senior citizens from the Senior Center helped boil and color the eggs.
Dorsey said the weather was kind this year because in previous years it has been too hot and that makes the eggs go bad.
The egg hunt was divided into three sections by age. Each section had four special eggs with special prizes. The prizes were gift-wrapped baskets full of chocolates.
It was the first time volunteering for Lupe Salceda and she said that she hopes to do it again next year.
“It’s fun to volunteer,” Salceda said. “It keeps me active.”
This year went better than last year. There wasn’t any pushing and everybody was very polite, volunteer Laura Blake said.
“That’s the way it should be every year,” Blake said
She said that she likes to help because she enjoys seeing the happy faces on the children.
“Seeing the little smiles makes everything worth it,” Blake said.
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