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Scottsbluff Easter egg hunt has biggest turn out ever

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Loud, hectic, and fast—not the words usually used to describe an Easter egg hunt. But that was the case here in Scottsbluff.

Kids are serious when it comes to snagging their eggs.

The 5th annual City of Scottsbluff Easter egg hunt brought out hundreds of people this weekend. Nearly 14,000 eggs and 30 bags of candy were spread out across Lander Soccer Complex awaiting a basket to call home.

"Oh yeah, we were heading to the end and we got bombarded by kids," says Lenae Snyder, who brought her daughter to the hunt for the first time.

Children and their families have been coming to this event for years, but little do they know just how much preparation it takes to make it a success.

"We use volunteers to help us out," says Parks and Recreation Director Perry Mader. "And over the course of a couple of weeks, we buy the candy, we stuff the eggs."

Mader says the event takes a lot of work, but it isn't a complicated process. He also says it is funny that the event is completely over within 15 minutes, but well worth seeing how happy kids are afterward.

"Oh yeah, we love it," says Mader. "It's a free event and it's great to see a turn out like this and it's great for us because all of the work we put into an event like this and the other ones we do. It's so much more rewarding just to see this kind of a turn out."

"It was a lot of fun and the kids had fun, so that's what is important," says Snyder.

Snyder says her and the family are already looking forward to coming back next year.

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