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Annual egg hunt has egg-cellent turnout
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Boone Johnson, nine months old, enjoyed his very first Easter egg hunt and loved playing with his new, brightly colored eggs. - photo by Jessica Taylor

In the span of ten minutes, 20,000 brightly colored eggs vanished from the football field at Veterans Memorial Park as hundreds of happy children dashed across the field to fill their baskets with the Easter treats March 31.

This year marks the 32nd annual community egg hunt, this year sponsored by K.A.R.E. for Kids in partnership with Dawson County Parks and Recreation and several local churches.

“I always get the question ‘how many kids are here?’ A lot,” K.A.R.E. for Kids President David McKee said on Saturday. “There seems to be more folks this year than in years past.”

After hours of planning and carefully laying out 20,000 plastic eggs, all the excitement and anticipation was over in the blink of an eye as children of all ages went trotting back to their parents with big smiles and Easter baskets filled to the brim.

“It’s amazing to see 20,000 Easter eggs picked up off the field in about two minutes,” McKee said.

There was plenty to do at the annual event, including train rides, face painting, a bike raffle, photos with the Easter bunny and a bouncy house.

All proceeds from the event benefit K.A.R.E. for Kids, a local nonprofit that provides Christmas presents for Dawsonville children in need.