The enthusiasm in the air around Centralia’s City Square Park was thicker than grandma’s pudding and the joy was sweeter than her Easter pies.
Not a stretch, considering the event; the annual Centralia FFA Easter Egg Hunt.
Centralia High School FFA students, 46 of them, spent the afternoon of April 17, hiding 3,000 pastel-colored plastic Easter eggs among the park’s grass, flowers, gazebo and picnic tables.
Children weren’t the only ones smiling as they followed CHS FFA sponsor and agriculture teacher Scott Stone’s shouted directions.
“I think this is great for kids of all ages,” Robin Reynolds said as she herded her twins Makenna and Sawyer, both seven toward the section of the park designated for that age-group’s portion of the Easter egg hunt. “They get a little bit of surprise fun before the holiday.”
Growing up in Shelbyville, she said she did not have a city-wide Easter egg hunt such as Centralia’s, but local churches held them for their congregations.
For the complete article and more photos, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.