On Saturday, Candler Park's younger set took to the park to find the 2,000 hidden (and not-so-hidden) eggs filled with tasty treats. The hunt was divided up into three age categories -- 0-3, 4-6, 7 and up -- and it took all of several minutes for the kids to track down all the eggs with laser-like focus. Following the hunt, kids made themselves at home in the picnic pavilion and surrounding areas to assess their bounties and shove it all down their gullets.
Moments before the start of the hunt for the 4-6 year old group:
Let the mayhem begin! The 4-6 year olds tear it up:
Here the 0-3 year olds hunt for treasure with a little help from their parents:
And here the seasoned pros (age 7 and up) show us how it's done.
Once all the eggs were found, the mighty hunters set a spell and ate til their bellies were full. Or, until their parents stepped in to save some for later, or in some cases join in the candy eating themselves.
And of course, no Easter egg hunt would be complete without the Easter bunny himself, who made his annual appearance and posed for photos.
Thanks to everyone for coming out, and to the many volunteers who helped stuff eggs on Friday night or hide them on Saturday morning. Also, a big thanks to the men from Clifton Sanctuary who came out early Saturday morning to help with set-up and egg hiding. We're already looking forward to next year!