The annual Easter egg hunt at James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park was held last Saturday with pretty weather and energetic egg hunters from around the area.
One hundred and fifty-three youngsters were on hand for the fun-filled day which is sponsored by the Friends of the Park.
All the participants were treated to a free bag of candy.
Elaine Thomas of the Friends of the Park said Tuesday, “It was good and everyone seemed to have a good time.”
There were 17 golden eggs hidden for youngsters to find to win special prizes.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 eggs were hidden for the youngsters to find at the Easter egg hunt.
“When we have a good crowd we try to have more golden eggs,” Mrs. Thomas said.
This year simple games were added to the day’s lineup. Hot dogs were also sold.
“I hope it will grow every year,” she said. “It is a good event for the community.”
Proceeds from the Easter egg hunt will go to the Friends of the Park to help pay for the wildflowers and pollinator garden at the park office.