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La Vergne holds a special Easter egg hunt for people ages 12 with a GPS Egg Hunt, where geocache treasures will be hidden at various locations throughout town.

For the younger generation, three lucky children will find prize eggs during the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled Saturday, March 31st at 9:00 a.m. Held at Veterans Memorial Park this year, the egg hunt attendance ranges from 200 to 1,000 children, depending on the weather.

“We have had so many people come to this event in the past that we are moving it to a more accommodating location,” said Jeff Marler, director of the Parks and Recreation Department. “In addition, we thought it would be interesting and challenging to offer our community the opportunity to tap into geocache adventures, literally a grown-up scavenger hunt.”

All egg hunters will first meet at Shelter A next to the playground for games such a bunny bean bag toss, guessing jelly beans in a jar, a spoon-egg race, and craft projects. For children ages 11 and under, thousands of eggs will be scattered at the football field at Veterans Memorial Park and children will be divided into age groups for three grand prizes.

For the GPS egg hunt, directions will be available at Shelter A from 9-11 a.m. March 31. The hunt will last for two days and searchers will have the opportunity to take their photo at the cache site with the disposable camera located in the weather-proof cache box. Searchers who find the geocaches will register in the log-book at the site of the cache. For every log-in, the egg-hunter will be entered for a gift card drawing at a local restaurant.

“We expect hundreds of children at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. It is always a fun day for the kids, but a great way to have family time, as well,” said Alderman Tom Broeker, chair of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee. “By adding the GPS egg hunt, children of all ages can now participate in this traditional spring activity. We aren’t sure what to expect as this is the first time we’ve tried this, so it is exciting to see if our community jumps on board.”

Tagged under  Easter, Egg hunt, Event, Geocache, Holiday, La Vergne

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