Easter egg hunt in Reynolds

Cathy Decker/Staff reporter
Regan Curry and Caleb McCrory, two years old were the winners of their division at the Easter egg hunt in Reynolds.

1500 eggs were filled, going to nine age groups in Reynolds on Sunday, March 28.

Thanks to American Legion Auxiliary and Post 1166 at Reynolds, the annual Easter egg hunt in Reynolds was another great success. Around 40 to 50 kids with 150 people in the crowd looked for 1,500 plastic Easter eggs filled with candy.

"Senior citizens coming to Project NOW's Wednesday meal helped fill the eggs," said Cindy Flack, Reynolds meal site manager.

Children ages 1 - 12 were invited to the event.

The winners in age group received prizes (one boy and one girl) for the most eggs in their baskets.

After the hunt, the Easter Bunny, handed out a candy chocolate egg to everyone.

"A few people left before the photos were taken," said Flack. She has been playing Easter bunny in Reynolds for about 25 years.

One winner got away without getting her prize (Emma Munson, four years old)," said Flack. "I felt so bad for her."

"After the Easter egg hunt, the children emptied their eggs and put them in a tub to refill for next year," said Flack.

There was even one little girl who was sad about giving up the plastic eggs, according to Flack. "I knelt down and told her 'here's your chocolate egg. That will make you feel better.'"

A variety of prizes were given out to the top egg gatherers including money prizes, for children ages seven and older. The younger ones received stuffed toys.