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‘EGG’stravaganza’

Clayton Parks and Rec host youth event Saturday

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Scores of youngsters scrambled to grab plastic Easter eggs hidden throughout Clayton County International Park, last year. The youth participated in the annual “EGG’stravaganza” host by Clayton County Parks and Recreation.

Special photo Scores of youngsters scrambled to grab plastic Easter eggs hidden throughout Clayton County International Park, last year. The youth participated in the annual “EGG’stravaganza” host by Clayton County Parks and Recreation.

Perhaps the most anticipated activity among youngsters when celebrating Easter may well be the egg hunt.

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Special photo Scores of youngsters scrambled to grab plastic Easter eggs hidden throughout Clayton County International Park, last year. The youth participated in the annual “EGG’stravaganza” hosted by Clayton County Parks and Recreation.

Though Easter is April 8, for the past five years Clayton County Parks and Recreation has hosted “EGG’stravaganza,” a massive egg search for scores of youth, before the actual holiday date.

“Each year, it has gotten bigger and bigger,” said Lindsey DeLong, marketing and sales specialist for Clayton County Parks and Recreation.

DeLong said more than 1,000 plastic eggs filled with “yummy candy” will be hidden throughout Clayton County’s International Park, located at 2300 Hwy 138 SE, in Jonesboro this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., She added that the egg hunt will begin at 2:50 p.m., and kids are asked to bring their own Easter basket or bag.

The event she said is free and geared toward youth ages 12 and under. “Anyone in Clayton County or outside of the county can come out this weekend,” she said.

“The egg hunt goes quick, those kids get those eggs pretty fast,” DeLong said jovially. “So each year we always try to find innovative ways to hide the eggs.”

During the egg hunt, DeLong said, the youngsters will be split into groups according to age. “We can’t have the little ones going up against the big ones,” she said. The groups, she added, will be split-up as follows: ages 1-4, ages 5-9, and ages 10-12.

In addition to the egg hunt, DeLong said, there will be several other fun-filled activities, such as face painting and a magician, which is something new this year.

“We will also have an arts and crafts station, bean bag toss, and many other fun games,” said DeLong.