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Easter Egg Hunters Get an Early Start

Posted March 23, 2008

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— Some Easter egg hunters got off to an early start Saturday.

In Garner, the eggs literally rained from the sky. 

A helicopter twice dropped 5,000 toy- and treat-filled plastic eggs onto Ken's Korny Corn Maze for separate hunts for children ages 4-7 and ages 8-12. Pre-school-aged children also got their own hunt.

The plastic treats landed safely, and children pounced to fill their baskets.

Organizers also handed out prizes, including a helicopter ride, an iPod Nano, Mp3 player, a toy chest, movie tickets and gift certificates.

At Raleigh's self-advertised biggest and best Easter egg hunt, volunteers scattered 4,000 plastic eggs throughout Moore Square Park in downtown.

Thousands of children lined up, waiting expectantly with their parents, and then were allowed to rush forward, snatching up as many eggs as they could find.


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  • ptahandatum Mar 25, 2008

    More and more of the legalized brainwashing with religion. They start very early with the children, and never let up on them.

  • russh198 Mar 24, 2008

    They're hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Oh, the humanity!