By Stephanie Bunker
Moapa Valley Progress
Moapa Valley Parks & Recreation held its annual Spring Easter Egg Hunt at the Logandale Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, April 5.
The large lawns at the fairgrounds were covered with candy- and toy-filled eggs. The lawns were divided up for different age groups to ensure that everyone would get a fair chance. Children ages 1 through 11 could participate in the egg hunt.
Parks and Rec staff said that there were 8,000 eggs out there for the kids to find. Forty-eight of the eggs were prize eggs. These had paper taped to them indicating to the egg finder the prize they would be receiving.
There were 12 prize eggs in each age group area. Prizes included small things like Easter whistles and small stuffed animals as well as bigger prizes like Easter baskets and large stuffed bunnies.
The egg hunt started promptly on time and it didn’t take long for the kids to strip the lawn clean of eggs.
Chloe Dalley is 4 years old and she almost missed the egg hunt. But just in the nick of time she was able to grab two eggs and one of them was a prize egg! She received a big pink bunny for her prize.
When 6 year old Cash Keller was asked what his favorite part was, he replied, “Finding as many Easter Eggs as I could!”
Lacey Sproul brought her little 2 year old boy to the Spring Egg Hunt. She said that they came last year and her son Rylan got to sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap. The Easter Bunny didn’t make an appearance this year but there were plenty of fun things going on.
Before the egg hunt began, there were fun activities. The Thompson family of Logandale brought their rock climbing wall, bungee jumper, and water balls. All of these activities were exciting for the kids. Parents and children were lined up to get an opportunity to jump, climb or roll around in big plastic balls. The activities started at 9:00, they took a break for the egg hunt and then resumed them until 11:00.
After the egg hunt was over, families and friends could be seen grouped together all over the fields enjoying the beautiful day and fine company. The Spring Egg Hunt not only gives loads of fun to the kids but brings people out of their houses to visit and bond with one another.