The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 13, 2014

Children dash for eggs at Jefferson stadium

By WARREN DILLAWAY - warren@starbeacon.com
Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — Plastic Easter eggs littered the field where linebackers race after quarterbacks on fall Friday evenings.

On Saturday morning the Jefferson High School football field became the home of the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt.

Children patiently waited for the opportunity to enter where 400 eggs were placed all over the field.

The children were broken into different age groups and placed along the sidelines at four different spots before the dramatic five second countdown began.

As the organizers got to zero children dashed from the sidelines to get the eggs and volunteers stood in the middle giving directions as the children dashed back and forth seeking eggs.

Parents yelled encouragement from the sidelines as their loved ones sprinted back and forth across the field.

“It’s awesome. We came last year. All the kids get plenty of eggs,” said Tina Brown of Jefferson while prepping her daughter Madelyn Dean, 2, for the big event.

Organizer Bill Creed said 30 of the eggs had special prize tags inside.  “We give out four bicycles for the different age groups,” he said.