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Delightful turnout at Heights Easter Egg Hunt

Delightful turnout at Heights Easter Egg Hunt

The cool breeze and the warm sun rays provided the perfect conditions for approximately 1,000 families hunting for eggs at the 21st annual City of Harker Heights Easter Egg Hunt at the Harker Heights Community Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Over 45 volunteers assisted in the festivities and covered the fields with 12,000 Easter eggs. There were four ballfields to accommodate the large crowd, three divided up by age group and one reserved for adaptive children.    

Elaina Ray, 2, was one of the lucky egg hunters to pick an egg containing a coin to exchange for a prize.  

“I liked chasing the eggs,” said Ray as she hugged her prized stuffed rabbit while explaining her favorite part of the day.

The Ray family, residents of Harker Heights said this was the first time they have attended the egg hunt.  

“We loved coming out here. We had a great time,” said Jessica Ray, mother of Elaina.

Other activities at the event before and after the egg hunt included pictures with the Easter Bunny and the Harker Heights Public library’s free face painting stations.

Another family who enjoyed the festivities was Tatiana Tucker and her daughter, Adalynn, 2, residents of Temple.

“It’s our first time at the Easter Egg Hunt. We came down here to visit my sister-in-law. They are having a blast picking up the eggs,” said Tucker.  

Other features at the egg hunt included a tag-a-tot station to aid in recovering separated children and families and a stand providing information and sign up for Lemonade Day on May 1st.

A new edition to the egg hunt this year was the presence of food vendors.  

“We invited the food vendors because from previous years, we have had people ask where they could get food from since we use the concession stand to store and hand out the prizes,” said Nichole Broemer, recreation and events coordinator.  

The food vendors present were Mama’s Soul Catering and Concession, The Hotspot Grill, and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers provided free servings of vanilla or chocolate frozen custard.

“We have had a long relationship with the city of Harker Heights and we greatly appreciate the invitation and opportunity to come out here and be a part of this fun event,” said Jessie Santiago, owner of the Hot Spot Grill.  


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