PHOTOS: Easter Egg festivities draw large crowd despite being moved indoors


PHOTOS: Easter Egg festivities draw large crowd despite being moved indoors

Photos by Rachael Long

By RACHAEL LONG

Library patrons were joined by hundreds of children and their parents Thursday afternoon for the John P. Holt Library’s Easter egg festivities. Volunteers from area high schools as well as several adults helped prepare 30,000 plastic eggs full of candy for an Easter egg hunt that was moved indoors for threat of rain.

Despite having to move the function indoors, laughter, squeals of excitement and only a little chaos filled the children’s library Thursday afternoon.

Eggs were given out in brown paper bags grouped by age. Each age group had four special eggs scattered throughout the bags. The children whose bag contained one of the special eggs received a gift basket full of candy as a prize.

Free face painting was available, and volunteers from local high schools took on the role as artists for the afternoon. A guessing game for the number of jelly beans inside a large glass jar was set up, and kids circled around the table to take their shot at the prize — the entire jar of jelly beans.

As children excitedly opened the bags and tore into eggs for candy, their parents sat with them, cross-legged on the library carpet, soaking up the residual joy.

Victoria and Mariana Maury-Jimenez take guesses at the number of jelly beans in a jar during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Easter egg receptacles collect thousands of recycled eggs during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Cousins Wesley Kunath, 7, and Ben Kunath, 5, pose for a photo during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Vedika Biradar, 18 months, poses for a photo during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
From left, Eden Walters, 5, Emery Ruffin, 18 months, and Zuri Ruffin, 5, pose for a photo during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Children and their parents line up for bags of candy-filled eggs during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
William Morris, 3, shrugs at the camera during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Children are given bags of candy-filled eggs during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Gemma Negri, 5, has her face painted during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Esther Grace, 4, has her face painted during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Children open bags of candy-filled eggs during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Annie Witt, 16 months, holds two baskets during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Prize Easter baskets were given to children who found the “golden eggs” during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Prize Easter baskets were given to children who found the “golden eggs” during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.
Levi Myers, 9, shows off his candy during Easter egg festivities April 18, 2019, at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tenn.

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