Fairbanks youngsters scoop up Easter eggs

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2003

FAIRBANKS (AP) About 200 children were let loose at Pioneer Park on Saturday for an Easter egg hunt.

The really young children, those under age 1, were given first crack at the brightly-colored plastic eggs at the fourth annual Mothers of Preschoolers Easter Egg Hunt. Then a batch of 2-year-olds was released, and finally the 5- and 6 year olds.

Inside each pull-apart egg was either candy or a ticket that could be redeemed for prizes, including chocolate bunnies, activity books, bubbles, Silly Putty and stuffed animals.

Finding eggs got more difficult as the age group increased. When announcer Richard Greene called for the 5- and 6 year olds to start their hunt, the bunch headed for nearby playground equipment, which offered some clever hiding places.

In all, the children scooped up an estimated 3,000 plastic eggs.

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