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Searching is ‘golden’

Nearly 100 eager children clamored to find the coveted Golden Egg during the second annual First Tabernacle Church Easter egg hunt at Riverhills apartments in Ironton on Saturday.

Amanda Burcham of First Tabernacle Church said last year’s hunt held at Beechwood Park in Ironton was a success and the church plans on re-locating the event every year.

“We had a lot of kids participate last year,” she said before the hunt started. “It looks like we’re going to have even more this year.”

The event is held in collaboration with Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, which provided food, and 3,000 eggs were searched for by children in four age groups. The finder of the Golden Egg in each age group received a prize and a drawing was held for fully stocked Easter baskets in each age group.

Children from preschool age to fifth-grade were eligible to participate. First Tabernacle Church brought children who joined residents of Riverhills and the surrounding area in the hunt.

The Easter Bunny met and talked with children in Riverhills’ community meeting room prior to the event.