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Kids scramble for 20,000 eggs
Event draws Easter crowd
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Olivia Williams, 5, takes a moment to pose with the eggs that she gathered during the community Easter egg hunt. - photo by David Renner Dawson Community News

K.A.R.E. for Kids and Dawson County couldn't have asked for better weather Saturday for kids to hunt Easter eggs.

The 29th annual Dawson County Easter Egg Hunt, a collaboration between K.A.R.E. for Kids and a number of other sponsors, gives area children a chance to gather Easter eggs in a fun and safe environment.

"The egg hunt was once again a success," said K.A.R.E. for Kids president David McKee. "K.A.R.E. is excited to provide a family friendly community event."

Children ranging from zero to 12 lined up at the plastic tape barricade, eagerly awaiting the signal to begin. Promptly at 2:30 p.m., the call was given to go and the barricades lifted.

"We had over 20,000 eggs, bounce houses, train rides, the Easter bunny and much more fun for the kids," McKee said. "I am honored to have been a part of this event."

Egg hunters like Olivia Williams, 5, said they had fun grabbing as many prizes and eggs as they could as soon as the ropes were lifted.
"Look at all the eggs!" she told her mother excitedly during the hunt. "There are so many."

This year marks McKee's first egg hunt as the organization's president.

"We'd really like to thank The Church at War Hill, First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, Park and Rec, Dawson County High School FFA and all the other high school organizations that assisted K.A.R.E. for Kids in making the egg hunt a success," McKee said.

All proceeds from the various stands and events go to support K.A.R.E. for Kids' efforts to provide Christmas gifts for needy children in Dawson County.