OSWEGO, NY – Nearly 1,000 children, some a couple months old, roamed Breithbeck Park on Saturday.
They “hunted” for more than 4,000 colorful plastic Easter eggs scattered around the park – mostly in plain sight.
The eggs contained a variety of goodies.
An army of volunteers filled the eggs, scattered them around the hunt area and several business and organizations donated items for the prizes.
Scores of parents were also on hand.
The annual event was conducted by the Kiwanis Club in concert with the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.
The youngest children raced into the egg laden park at 10 a.m. By 10:05 a.m., the eggs were procured and the kids headed back to their parents to display their goodies.
An older group hunted at 10:30 a.m. and a relaxed hunt was scheduled at 11 a.m. for special needs youngsters.
“It looks like we had a lot more younger kids than last year,” said volunteer organizer Jennifer Losurdo of the Youth Bureau.
Due to the chilly weather, the raffles, handing out prizes and other activities were held in the pavilion.