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.