• Natalie Hunt, the daughter of Spc. Nathan Hunt, 2nd HBCT, and Michelle Hunt, sits in a pile of Easter eggs during the Easter Egg Hunt April 11 at the Sacco Softball Complex. Natalie was joined by five of her eight siblings. Other activities such as a balancing egg race and inflatable toys also were available for children to play on.

    Annual egg hunt on post includes games, photos

    Natalie Hunt, the daughter of Spc. Nathan Hunt, 2nd HBCT, and Michelle Hunt, sits in a pile of Easter eggs during the Easter Egg Hunt April 11 at the Sacco Softball Complex. Natalie was joined by five of her eight siblings. Other activities such as a...

  • Children in the 3 to 4 age group run out to find eggs April 11 during the Easter Egg Hunt at Sacco Softball Complex.  Before the egg hunt, children were able to participate in different activities including a balancing egg race.

    Annual egg hunt on post includes games, photos

    Children in the 3 to 4 age group run out to find eggs April 11 during the Easter Egg Hunt at Sacco Softball Complex. Before the egg hunt, children were able to participate in different activities including a balancing egg race.

FORT RILEY, Kan. - A colorful sight could be seen at Sacco Softball Complex April 11 with more than 5,000 eggs scattered over the fields for children between the ages of 3 and 8 to find during the Easter Egg Hunt.

Activities started at 1 p.m. for children to participate in including a ring toss, greeting card table and an egg balancing race. Children also were able to take photos with both the Easter Bunny and Riley, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's mascot. All activities were free for children to participate in, and large inflatable toys were set up for children to play on.

Enjoying the event with six of her eight children, Michelle Hunt, an Army spouse, said it was a good way to meet other Families who have deployed Soldiers.

Before the hunt children were split into age groups and each group went at separate times. The first group to go was children between the ages of 3 and 4. The age group to go next was 5 to 6 year olds and then 7 to 8 year olds. Children under the age of 3 also got a chance at finding Easter eggs in a section prior to the first hunt.

At the different activities the children were given candy as they finished, and the eggs also were filled with candy.

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