PLANT CITY One of the city’s most popular events for youngsters celebrated its 25th anniversary on April 19 - much to the delight of hundreds of kids.
The Plant City Recreation and Parks Department’s annual Easter egg hunt drew children from toddlers to 11 years old. The children hunted for plastic eggs stuffed with goodies at Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex.
Special Events Coordinator Tim Hanlon estimated 800 to 1,000 children took part. The kids hunted in age groups.
In just a few minutes, all the eggs were found, including gold colored ones that had special prizes.
“The weather may have kept some out today,” Hanlon said, referring to the light showers that passed over the hunt just before it began, “but we had a good crowd and it ended up being a great day.”
After the hunt, children 12 and under were given a free hot dog and drink provided by Plant City Optimist Club members, who volunteer at the event each year. Bounce houses, a trackless train and photos with the Easter bunny also kept the kids entertained.