Maybe it's because eggs symbolize fertility and rebirth, which fits the religious heart and spring date of the Easter holiday. Bellamy told them, drawing confused smiles from the children, and knowing laughter from their parents. With 500 bags of candy prepared to give out after children return the eggs, 15 bags remained when the candy rush was over. Store names were written on the eggs. The other eggs will also contain other prizes like school supplies and sweets.
Approximately 300 people came to the event that was sponsored by the Myrtle Creek Grange. The church better organized the event, using wristbands to identify a child's age and utilizing more of the space available in the park.
At the time, Shepherd was doing her hippity hopping at the first of the three Easter egg hunts: the one at the Pocket Park at 41 Fayette Street.
Powell said the day was all about sharing one of Jesus' most important attributes - love. For them it's just a ritual.
Vas Ichim and Eugene Ignat are fathers who celebrate Easter as Orthodox Christians.
"A lot of these things, the kids don't get to do anymore, but we try to show them how things were done in the past,", Lynch said, "I think a lot of them really enjoy it, they really get into how the dyes are made, sometimes for our event, we bake bread in the old brick over, and that is always a big hit with them, too".
Over ten thousand eggs were scooped by kids at the third annual Operation Addy Easter egg hunt.
"This is my family attempting to take an Easter picture circa 1986 in Mobile, AL". "Probably the tradition", she said, already playing the long game at 11.
And off they went to hunt for their eggs, each with the goal to fill their buckets, but this Easter egg hunt was like no other. "Just to see all the kids everyone is having fun and, yeah, it's just great", she said.