Cullman County Easter Egg Hunt 2018

by | Mar 31, 2018 | Community, Images, People, Videos

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Cullman County Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Tale of the Tape:

7,0000 plastic eggs
16,000 pieces of candy
Total Candy weight = 400 pounds
500+ children.

That is the tale of the tape for Saturday’s strong turnout for the annual Cullman County Easter Egg Hunt at Sportsman Lake Park.

The speed record established in 2018 (3 minutes, 8 seconds) was never in danger today. The event finished in the 3 minutes and 51 seconds. That could be attributable to the 1,500 additional eggs added this year.

Along with parents and guardians, right at 1,000 people attended the County Easter Egg Hunt.

Here is live footage of the event in-progress:

Again year, staff members at Sportsman Lake Park smartly divided the East Egg Hunt into three separate geographically controlled groups:

Ages 1 to 4 – Splash Pad
Age 5 to 8 – Playground
Ages 9 to 12 – Putt-Putt Golf

A new innovation designed to ensure ALL participants had the chance of a finding an egg was introduced. This year the children were allowed inside the chain length fences surrounding all three area. This gave everyone and even start.

In years past, egg hunt participants had to move single file through the gates leaving kids at the backend eggless. That negative phenomenon was permanently solved this year.

Several local political candidates posed with star character Jelly Bean including Cullman County Commissioner Gary Marchman, his opponent Andy Coffey, and Judge of Probate challenger Carol Berry.

Park staff were kept extremely busy passing out the thousands of pieces of free candy immediately following the event.

A solid line of adults and children were spread from the train depot area all the way eastward to Veterans Park as they quickly and orderly converged on the candy and photo areas after the hunt concluded.

Cullman County Parks & Recreation Director Doug Davenport, was very pleased with both the weather and crowd

“We knew we would have a large crowd. Great advertising and excellent weather will do that. We had 16,000 pieces of candy for this event. No one wants to see these youngster head home empty-handed; we made sure that didn’t happen.”

Davenport wisely ordered the recently upgraded miniature golf course be opened for play – free of charge – until 11 am. Egg Hunt attendees flooded the small, well-kept links and appeared to be having a blast.

Most everyone who attended this year’s edition of the Cullman County Easter Egg Hunt appeared to have an excellent experience. We heard zero complaints and rave reviews.

Cullman County Easter Egg Hunt 2018

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Sportman Lake Park

Cullman County Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.

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