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March 25, 2012

Thousands expected to go egg hunting in Stillwater before Easter

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater-area residents will get to see firsthand how quickly claims can be staked on 30,000 Easter eggs when Lakeview Church hosts its annual hunt.

The event, held at noon April 7, is expected to attract up to 5,000 people, said Taylor Chapman, coordinator and church associate pastor. That’s up from 3,000 attendees last year, he said.

There will several activities coinciding with the egg hunt, including moon bouncers, pony rides, petting zoos and carnival games, he said. There will also be $2,000 worth of giveaways, including bicycles, scooters, three-wheelers, bubbles, jump ropes, books, toy cars and more.

In addition, food will be served, Chapman said. There will be close to 2,000 hot dogs and 2,000 pulled pork sandwiches.

And, of course, there will be three separate egg hunts. Children age 2 and under will begin hunting at noon, 3 to 5 year olds begin at 12:10 p.m. and ages 6 to fifth grade begin at 12:20 p.m.

Finally, the Easter bunny will be on hand for pictures, Chapman promised.

More than 150 volunteers will help coordinate the event while Stillwater Noon Day Lions will assist with parking at Lakeview Church, 1718 W. Lakeview Road.

Lakeview Church-sponsored The Dream House will host the event. The nonprofit organization is in the process of finding a permanent location to help assist those less fortunate across Stillwater.

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