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Big egg hunt this weekend at park
Egg Hunt pic
Drew and Brooklyn Ledford examine their Easter treasures following last years egg hunt. Mother, Jenny Ledford, looks on. - photo by File photo

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park.

Admission to the egg hunt, which begins at 4 p.m., is free. Volunteers plan to hide more than 10,000 plastic eggs.


In addition to the egg hunt, the event will feature a hamburger eating contest inflatable bounce houses for children and photo opportunities with the Easter bunny.


Concessions will also be sold at the event, including popcorn, hot dogs and carnival fare.


“It’s a family-type atmosphere,” said Robin Smith, a volunteer with KARE for Kids.


The event is sponsored by KARE, a local organization that provides for Dawson County’s children in need.


Formerly known as the Moss Easter Egg Hunt, the annual event is one of the biggest of its kind in Georgia.


Several dozen prize eggs will be hidden among the plastic ones. Children will be divided into separate age groups for the hunt.


Smith stressed that parents are not allowed to help their children unless the young ones are in the 0-1 age category.


Smith said there will also be a category and section for children with disabilities.


The park is located off Hwy. 9 North. For more information about KARE for Kids, visit