Columbia County is taking advantage of the warm weather by holding its annual Easter egg hunt.
Hundreds of children headed into the field in search of Easter eggs during one of the Columbia County Recreation Department's annual Easter egg hunts last year at Patriots Park. About 1,000 people are expected to attend Saturday's event to hunt for 8,000 eggs scattered over three soccer fields. Children will be able to have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny after the roundup.
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The outdoor quest will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at Patriots Park, which is at 5445 Columbia Road in Grovetown. The event is free, and children ages 1-10 are welcome to participate.
"It's really a fun family event, and the kids really enjoy it," Stacie Adkins, the special events coordinator for Columbia County, said about the hunt, which she said has grown in popularity through the years. "When we first started, we had about 300 participants, and now there's about 1,000 people who attend."
About 8,000 colorful eggs will be scattered across the fields of the park, Adkins said.
Prizes will be awarded to children who find specially marked eggs on each of the fields, which are divided for four age groups.
"Those kids find those eggs in 10 minutes," she said.
In addition to the festivity, pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available for $5, but Adkins said pictures are free for participants who bring their own camera.
For more information, call 868-3458.
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