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    Hundreds of children go hunting

    Hundreds of children go hunting

    Photo By Cpl. Antwaun Jefferson | Garbriella, 11 months, plays with her plastic Easter egg during the Marine Corps...... read more read more

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA, UNITED STATES

    03.23.2013

    Story by Lance Cpl. Antwaun Jefferson 

    Marine Corps Base Quantico

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. - Hundreds of children accompanied by their parents participated in the Marine Corps Community Services’ Easter Eggstravaganza at Butler Stadium on March 23, 2013.

    More than 500 children were preregistered for the event originally scheduled to be held at Medal of Honor Golf Course. Due to the number of pre-registered participants for the event and safety concerns due to a lack of available parking, the venue was changed to Butler Stadium.

    “This is a huge event,” said Traci Gibson, director, Youth Center. “The weather is perfect and, even though we had to move the event to the stadium, everything is working out.”

    The Eggstravaganza included an Easter Egg hunt, spoon egg relay, egg decorating and egg toss. Events were separated into three categories: 1-to 3-year-olds, 4-to 6-year-olds and 7 year olds and up.

    Approximately 2,800 eggs were scattered around the stadium for the hunt. Among the thousands of eggs, there were 10 special eggs that, if found, would grant the child a basket of Easter goodies.

    More than 1,000 cookies and 45 gallons of juice were available for the children.

    The biggest hit of the day was the appearance of the Easter Bunny. As soon as the Easter Bunny came onto the field, a wave of children ran up for a hug. Parents took advantage of the moment, taking plenty of pictures.

    “We didn’t really know what to expect,” said Joey Miranda, community recreation program manager, Semper Fit Branch, MCCS. “Yet, from the feedback we have received so far, the children and their parents are having a great time.”

    The MCCS staff plans on hosting the event again next year. The only thing they plan to change is the amount of eggs for the event and finding more volunteers to help.

    To find out about future family events on base, visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.

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    Date Taken: 03.23.2013
    Date Posted: 03.25.2013 15:11
    Story ID: 104056
    Location: MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA, US 

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