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Egg hunts, inflatables, more at Raleigh Easter

Now in its third year, Raleigh Easter is expected to draw about 4,000 people to Moore Square for an egg hunt. New this year: A dedicated egg hunt zone for special needs kids.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
There are several egg hunts this weekend. But the three-year-old Raleigh Easter is turning into one of the largest.

The event is expected to draw as many as 4,000 people to Moore Square Saturday for an Easter egg hunt, inflatables, live music and more.

Ethan Perkins, event director and kids director at the church Vintage21, said he decided to double the number of colorful eggs to 10,000 this year, though even that number will likely disappear pretty quickly at the event's four scheduled egg hunts.

"We probably could do two million eggs and it wouldn't be enough," Perkins told me.

The event runs 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be four different egg hunts with zones for different ages at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. New this year will be a special zone for special needs kids.

The four egg hunts can get pretty crazy, Perkins said. "It's sectioned off so it's not such a crazy place to be."

At noon, Perkins will read the traditional Easter story on the stage. But, he added, "there's no hidden agenda. It's just a way for our church to give back and love on the city."

The event is free. Food and face painting will be available for purchase.


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