LeTourneau University celebrates Easter with 6,000 eggs

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email
Posted by Dana Hughey bio | email

LONGVIEW, TX - A big celebration Sunday as hundreds of kids and parents attended an East Texas college for an Easter extravaganza. The mad scrambling of children on the campus of LeTourneau university was part of their annual Easter celebration with citizens of Longview. Free to the public, students joined parents and kids in a hunt for over 6,000 Easter eggs along with music and games. Many students can't make it home to family on this Easter, so this celebration gives them a chance to share the holiday with the community.

"Just the anticipation of the kids showing up and just being like race horses ready to take off and trample each other for the sake of getting as much candy as possible. It's awesome and it's fulfilling," says LeTourneau student Karisa Kaye.

"A lot of them don't have the opportunity to do this in such a big magnitude and the university is special to the community so its a big deal for the kids and the students," says LeTourneau senior, Ryan Henson.

Over 200 kids came out for Sunday's event at LeTourneau, that works out to about 30 eggs for each kid.

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