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Big crowds turn out for Great Falls Easter Egg Hunt

Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 20:34:29-04

GREAT FALLS – Big crowds turned out for the annual Great Falls Easter Egg Hunt at Paris Gibson Park today.

The hunt featured over 6,000 eggs filled with candy and special prizes.

The hunt had three separate areas for different age groups, and of course, the Easter bunny made a special appearance.

There were some games and music leading up to the 11 a.m. kick-off, but the main event went fast.

The city considered canceling the event eight years ago because of funding issues but Jimmy and Debbie Filipowicz of Steel Etc. stepped in to keep this tradition alive.

“They give us enough money to buy all the prizes,” said Patty Rearden, Great Falls Parks and Recreation deputy director. “We looked at canceling it several years ago, and they stepped forward and said [..] just tell us how much money you need and you got it.”

Some eggs had prize numbers inside that the hunters could exchange for toys and games to play with.

-Reported by Joe Huisinga/MTN News