Parents Smile As Hundreds Of Kids Hunt For Easter Loot

With just a week before Easter, some local kids got a head start. East Texas Medical Center held its Easter Egg Hunt Sunday afternoon with candy for the kids, and lots of special moments for moms and dads, too.

It's a simple recipe for fun. Take a field full of eggs filled with candy and toys, add in hundreds of kids, and enjoy.

"It was wonderful," Amy Bradbury said as she watched her children Tori and Spencer sort their candy eggs. "They grow up so fast, and you see the kids running and scurrying for the eggs, I loved watching it."

Today was the fourth annual egg hunt for ETMC, an Easter tradition for their families in Tyler.

"Oh, it was a blast," Kim Davis said. Her sons Taylor and Toby filled their baskets. "They were just like a vacuum cleaner across there. They have buckets full of toys and stuff, they enjoyed it."

When the hunt was done, the fun continued as kids got to have sack races, design their own cookies, and knock open a bunny pinata.

"I thought it would be pretty fun, but not this fun," admitted nine year-old Trey Compton.

In the end, there was plenty of fun and eggs to go around for over two hundred and fifty kids. They might have done the running, but the families got to share in all the fun.

"With a beautiful day like it is," proud dad Guy Giesecke said, "It's really a neat experience for kids as well as the parents."

Reid Kerr ( reporting.