By Jackie Nelson
The Hesston Recreation Commission is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m.
Children ages 8 to 9 will be at King Park, 6 and 7 year olds will be at Heritage Park and children 0 t o 5 will be in two groups (0-3 and 4-5) at Hesston Middle School.
Parents with children at the middle school are requested to park in the back parking lot.
According to Hesston Recreation Director John Earl, the hunt continues to be a successful event.
“It depends on the year, but typically we have between 170 and 200 children,” he said.
The consistently high attendance has encouraged Earl to keep the hunt going.
“It’s a tradition. It’s a lot like Donuts with Santa. Young kids believe…” he said.
Earl said the youngest children, who still believe in the Easter Bunny, seem to enjoy the event the most.
“I enjoy watching the youngest group go looking. They have an innocence about them as they go hunting,” said Earl.
While the event is enjoyed by children of all ages, knowing how many children will turn out can be a challenge.
“Anticipating how many will come out, and having enough goodies to distribute around each area can be guess-work,” said Earl.
For parents who might be running behind, Earl said it is important for kids to be at the parks on time.
”Be sure to get to the site early so your kids don’t miss anything. I always have tried to start right at 10 a.m.” he said.