Nearly 500 children scrambled across Wilbur Square Park on Saturday morning, enthralled by the chase, rushing to capture every treasure they could get their hands on.
It was all part of the 62nd annual Boulder City Easter egg hunt as more than 7,000 eggs peppered the fields, in addition to hundreds of toys and stuffed animals.
Across the park, children sprinted to and fro, filling their baskets as fast as they could, first the preschoolers and then children up to the second-grade level.
One lucky child from each age group found the hidden golden eggs, earning each a prize basket worth well over $100 apiece.
“The hunt this year was fantastic!” said the Rev. Sandy Johnson of the Boulder City United Methodist Church, which hosted the free, family-friendly event for the second time this year.
According to Johnson, the event could not have been pulled off without the hundreds of hours spent in preparation by volunteers from the community.
“We live in the best community in Southern Nevada,” Johnson said. “Coming together like we do for the holidays and events is pure joy.”
Pam Parrish brought her 6-year-old granddaughter, Faith, to the Easter egg hunt for the first time, along with her infant son Quincy, but she and her husband are hardly newcomers, as they brought their eldest daughter to the event year after year as a child.
“It’s a family tradition,” Parrish said. “The kids love it and it’s always a lot of fun for the whole family.”
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