Riverfront Egg Hunt Is a Lot More

By Nicole Tull

Eggs-travaganza on the Sabine drew in quite the crowd on Saturday. Not only did Logansport area flock to the riverfront, but several came in from far away places. Rory Bieber and his family were passing through from south Texas back to Wisconsin when they discovered the goings-on on the riverfront.

James Smith of Lafayette brought his wife and two small sons up especially for the occasion. He searched the internet for something to do and saw advertisements for the event. His son was delighted to trade in his metallic egg for a prize. Both families were grateful for the warm welcome and fun for their families.

Games with prize winnings kept long lines of kids busy while they waited for the Easter Bunny to arrive. Kids were also entertained with DFD1 firetruck and face painting. Snacks and drinks were a welcome relief in the muggy midday.

Kids and adults alike were restless as the clock neared 1pm. Empty Easter baskets swung on arms as they all waited for DPSO helicopter to arrive to dump out the rest of the easter eggs. Caution tape sealed the perimeter as the excited kids watched a Sheriff’s deputy finally pour the filled plastic eggs on the grass from the hovering helicopter.

Youth from FBC Logansport helped with the games and guarding the field of eggs. Once the okay was given that it was safe to venture, the youth cut the tape and children scrambled to fill their baskets. Chamber of Commerce President James Walker said the event was successful because of so much help from the community. He is looking forward to doing it again next year.

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