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Goliad children hunt, collect Easter eggs (video)

By Andrew Mitchell
March 30, 2013 at 8:03 p.m.
Updated March 29, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.

Kylie Ladd, 5, inspects her Easter egg haul after the big event during the  17th annual Goliad Easter Hunt at the Goliad Courthouse Square.

GOLIAD - More than 4,500 treat-filled Easter eggs were scattered across Goliad Courthouse Square on Saturday. And in less than 10 minutes, each was picked up in a hurried pace by more than a couple hundred excited children.

The 17th annual Goliad Easter Egg Hunt was sponsored by the city of Goliad Main Street Committee, and it allowed children ages 2 to 9 to participate.

The groups were divided by age, from 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9. Though once the hunt began, it was hard to tell where one group ended and the other began.

"Inside the eggs we placed candy, some small toys," said John Bloom, an organizer with the Goliad Main Street Committee, "and some money eggs as well."

Those eggs ranged from a couple quarters to five dollars.

Other events included face painting, a bike parade, sack races, an egg toss and dessert-decorating. Lemonade and snacks also were provided.

Volunteers from Immaculate Conception Church, area 4-H groups and the community made the event possible.

"It's for the community; it's really fun for everyone," said Diana Rubio, a Main Street Committee organizer, "and without the help of everyone, it couldn't be done."

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