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Skylar and Savvy Schnelten, sisters enjoy gathering Easter eggs at Lankford field.

The Monroe City Community Task Force hosted their annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages birth – sixth grade on April 3. The event was held at the Lankford Field Football Stadium. The day was host to great weather, filling the field with a large attendance.

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These little Easter beauties had a little help filling their Easter baskets during the Monroe City Community Task Force Easter Egg Hunt.

The field was packed with eager children, ready to fill their baskets. Several community volunteers came to help make the hunt a great success as they spread cartons of eggs, toys, books and treats for each age group.  Local businesses and some private residents donated the prizes to make the annual event possible. There were approximately 20,000 eggs for the children to find.

Upon arrival, children were greeted by the popular holiday Easter Bunny.

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Susan and Emmiline Beer signed up for the hunt.

Parents captured smiles and excitement as they posed with one of their favorite characters. Children smiled, pointed and some weren’t quite so sure about the oversized bunny.

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The multi-colored eggs were tossed and scattered throughout the field with age groups sectioned off. Parents assisted the younger children as they attempted to retrieve the eggs. Older children ran fast gathering as much as possible clearing the field of the multi-colored scheme of prizes. After each were done filling their baskets, they were seen sitting on the sidelines emptying their eggs looking at their new-found treasure.

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After the hunt was over, grand prizes were raffled off for each individual age group.

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Children were excited with expressions of smiles and laughter leaving with the prizes obtained on the hunt.

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