[April 17, 2017]
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Saturday a long-standing tradition was observed at the Lincoln Park
District. The annual Park District Easter Egg Hunt took place on the
golf greens at the PD with a huge number of families showing up to
participate in the free event.
The egg hunt is divided into four age groups - 0 to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to
6, and 7 to 8. The groups go out onto the field one at a time and
snatch up the thousands of eggs that are laying about. In the
younger groups parents, grandparents, or even older siblings are
permitted to go out and assist as the tinier tots collect their
This year each group was not only searching for candy, but for
prizes that would be distributed by the park district when everyone
There was one special egg in each age group that when found,
entitled the recipient to a family pass to the Park District Aquatic
PD director John Andrews manned the loudspeaker and reminded kids
that they could only go one group at a time.
Then beginning with the smallest ones at the line he yelled out for
everyone to "Go!" And go they did, scurrying about their designated
area with older helpers in tow grabbing up and enjoying the bounty,
and of course hoping for that special grand prize egg.
Pictures by Nila Smith