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Youngsters dash for Egg Run

April 18, 2019 GMT

LAUGHLIN — The hunt was on as 180 children from ages 3 to 12 lined up early Saturday morning to collect as many eggs as possible during the Egg Run at Mountain View Park. The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department hosts the free event every year.

About 5,000 eggs were distributed between three different age groups. The eggs contained anything from candy to prizes.

A few even had a golden ticket, which when redeemed won an Easter basket full of goodies.

The parks department brought out its inflatables for the youth to enjoy, as many times they liked.

“We try to do these nice community events every once in a while to get everything all out,” said Richard DeClercq, programs supervisor for Clark County Parks and Recreation. “This one is nice because of the added element.”

He said the department also runs movies in the park four times a year and almost 95% of community stuff is free to attend.

Andrea Juergensmeyer brought her grandchildren to the Egg Run.

“They really enjoy coming down to the egg hunt,” she said. “It’s a nice Saturday morning thing to do. I hope they continue this great program.”

Her grandson said he thought it was a pretty cool event, an opinion shared by most in attendance.

The Laughlin Chamber of Commerce Volunteers in Partnership were there helping out during the run.

VIPs assisted in checking people in and keeping the excited children at ease while on the line waiting for their egg run to begin.

Overall, the Egg Run is a great way to get into the Easter spirit. Many participants already are thinking about next year.

Just don’t forget a bucket.