An above average number of children participated in the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Clintonville Saturday, April 4.
The event was hosted by the Clintonville Park & Recreation Department, and held at Bucholtz Park.
There were 122 children in the 5 and under group and 73 children in the 6-10 year old group for a total of 195 children. There were 185 children who participated in the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt.
At this year’s hunt, each child received one gift if they found the amount of eggs they were instructed to find.
New this year was the addition of two tricycles in the 5 & under group and two bicycles in the 6-10 year old group.
In addition to hunting for eggs, children had the opportunity to visit the Easter Bunny, as well as Scruff McGruff; Rooty, the A & W mascot; Scoopie and Kirby the Kangaroo.
At a Park & Recreation Committee meeting, Tuesday, March 31, Justin Mc Auly, Park and Recreaction director told the committee that this year’s event would be different than previous years. He said in the past the city would stuff 1,000 bags and in every egg there was a bag. This year’s event had one prize per child, but the prizes were better, including stuffed animals, coloring books and crayons, basketballs, and other larger prizes.
“We’re prepared for about 350 kids, but we normally get just under 200,” Mc Auly said at the meeting.
The Park & Recreation Department is already planning for next year’s event and is in need of donations in the form of money and gifts.