December 14, 2017

Children enjoy community Easter Egg Hunt

The rain clouds at Brush Creek Park moved out just in time Saturday morning allowing a large group of young children to once again enjoy the traditional community Easter Egg Hunt.

The annual event is sponsored each year by Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff’s Department.

The 2012 version of the “eggstravaganza” featured over 5,000 eggs and treats so each and every child walked away with a big smile.

Some of the luckiest kids were able to spot the golden prize eggs which were hidden a little deeper than the others. The prize eggs were able to be exchanged for Easter baskets, stuffed animals, and kites.[gpslideshow]

One of the most successful hunters of the day was 11-year-old Heard Elementary student Danielle Buchanan who found one of the prize eggs for the second year in a row. Danielle is a veteran of the traditional spring hunt having attended every year since she was born.

Perhaps the most exciting moment of the day came when the guest of honor, the Easter Bunny, arrived in the back of a squad car with the sirens blasting. The smaller kids flocked quickly to the bunny for hugs and pictures.

Superior Court Judge candidate Kevin McMurray was on hand with his two daughters and graciously led a prayer before the hunt began.

Along with Sheriff Henry, Sheriff Department employees Jane Olinger, Melinda Davis, Deborah Williamson, Anna Cook, Derrill Scott, and Danny Davis worked very hard to pull everything together.

“We would like to thank the local businesses, churches, and citizens who helped to make this another successful holiday treat for the children. I would also like to add a special thanks to Chief Hannah of the Franklin Police Department and Steve Lane for their tremendous help.”~Sheriff Ross Henry

To see more pictures from the event visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/heardcitizen .

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