10,000 eggs in 2 minutes: Fairborn’s annual Easter egg hunt set

FAIRBORN — The 48th Annual Community Egg Hunt in Fairborn’s Central Park will take place at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 16, where children ages 1-10 will scramble for 10,000 candy and prize-filled eggs.

The Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the WPAFB Company Grade Officers’ Association along with Foy Stores, will host the event that will present egg collecting opportunities for children divided into three age groups: 1-3, 4-6 and 7-10.

After the hunt the youngsters will proceed to the Fairborn YMCA gymnasium, where each child will be given a prize and some will redeem special prize certificates among which will be bikes awarded to each age group.

Organizers say they believe it is the longest running Easter Egg Hunt in the Miami Valley and credit businesses, individuals and organizations that make cash donations to help defray the cost of 10,000 eggs, candy and more than 2,000 prizes purchased each year.

“It takes under two minutes for all 10,000 eggs to be picked up,” stated Chamber Director Matt Owen.

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Just stuffing the eggs and hiding them adds to the hours of preparation for this event to take place.

“The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is a wonderful community event and a tradition for many Fairborn families,” he added.

Children in the 1-3 years-old category are permitted to have a parent or relative assist them. CASEY LAUGHTER

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