Annual egg hunt on post includes games, photos
April 22, 2009
By Lyndsey Born
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.