LIHUE — How long does it take to clear thousands of Easter eggs?
Just a couple blinks of the eye as more than a thousand young egg hunters scoured the sea of colorful plastic eggs scattered about designated areas for the different age groups Saturday afternoon at the North Vidinha soccer fields.
“We did 14,000 eggs,” said Victoria Franks of King’s Chapel. “Of course, this was shared between the Hanapepe Stadium site, and this North Vidinha fields. We had more than 1,500 people in Hanapepe, this morning. We would have had more people here if it wasn’t so hot.”
Families were treated to a short Easter program and a games ahead of the Easter egg hunt with prizes and special Easter baskets donated by the community.
“We just had a lady donate a tablet,” Franks said. “All of the prizes were donated. We have some members of the church in Alaska here, and they contributed prizes as well.”
Pre-hunt games also served to cool down young egg hunters, including a sponge relay where participants competed by doing jumping jacks with water-laden sponges while making their way to see how much water could be moved within a designated time.
And when the horn sounded, it was a stampede as the hundreds of pairs hands scoured the field for the colorful plastic eggs.
“It’s like watching a giant vacuum cleaner,” one of the egg placers said. “It’s over really quick.”