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Thousands of Children Attend Easter Egg Hunt at Wheeling Park

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The event that attracts thousands of kids to Wheeling Park was a success Saturday.

Vineyard Church once again held its Easter egg hunt, and last minute preparations were under way Friday morning for the massive event. There were two egg hunts, one at 10 a.m. and one at noon.

The hunts were divided between three different fields for different age groups. Each hunter was given a pound of candy to take home.

While finding eggs has been an Easter Tradition for centuries but being part of the hunt at Wheeling Park has become a recent tradition for many in the Ohio Valley.

"We've been coming ever since (my daughter Jenna) was over a year old and she's really liked it and its easy for the little ones to run around and get the eggs," said Natalie McCardle, an Ohio Valley parent. "The Vineyard always puts on a nice treat bag for the kids so it's a good end result."

The Vineyard Church is glad their egg hunt has become such a large part of Ohio Valley Easter celebrations.

"It's a great way to invite people to church, it's a great way to get people to celebrate Easter together, it's a great way to get the community together and have fun," said Nikki Harder, the egg hunt organizer.

All of the candy and baskets were donated by a local man who attends the Vineyard Church. About 2600 kids took part this year.

WTRF is proud to be a sponsor of the springtime tradition.