July 18, 2018

Sheriff Henry hosts 21st Community Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny and Sheriff Henry with some of the children on hand at Saturday’s Community Easter Egg Hunt

(Franklin, GA) — A large gathering of Heard County children big and small enjoyed the 21st edition of the Heard County Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Chattahoochee Old Town (formerly Brush Creek Park).

The annual event sponsored by Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff’s Department is a county tradition started by Sheriff Henry in 1998.

Mother Nature once again cooperated with the festivities with cool temperatures and cloudy skies but no rainfall for the event that has never been cancelled before for weather or any other reason.

Sheriff Henry originally did a Halloween carnival, but soon decided on the Egg Hunt as a way to provide a fun time for the children for the Easter holiday.

The event of course featured a very special celebrity guest, the Easter Bunny himself.

The Easter Bunny is always a huge hit especially with the very small children — many flocking to him as soon as he arrived for photos and bunny hugs.

The Heard County school system Baby Brave program was also on hand at the park passing out candy and informing parents of the children ages 0-3 about the program.

The 2018 version of the “eggstravaganza” featured over 5,000 eggs and treats so each and every child walked away with a big smile.

“It was just another good year the Chairman Boone and the park ranger did a great job getting the park ready and as always we are so thankful to those that donated and for our employees and others that volunteered this year to make this Egg Hunt another success,” said Sheriff Henry after the hunt.

“I also want to say thank you to the Baby Brave program for being out here with us this year. We hope all the little kids had a great time and we look forward to doing it again next year.”

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