Thousands of eggs hidden and hunted on Easter

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The scene

Dressed in their Easter-wear, infants to children 10-years-old were in hot pursuit of brightly-dyed eggs scattered throughout the grounds at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin. The hunt began at 1 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Rocklin Firefighter’s Association.


The hunt

It took the hundreds of children less than five minutes to find the 450-dozen hidden eggs on Easter Sunday.


The eggs

Bright and early at 7 a.m. on Saturday, community members gathered to cook and color the Easter eggs. More than 5,000 eggs were prepared for the following day’s hunt. Finding specially colored and numbered Easter eggs resulted in a prize from local businesses.


The prizes

More than 250 prizes were given out to the six different age groups.


Getting ready

Many of the local businesses were instrumental in obtaining the eggs and prizes including Safeway, Rocklin Barber Shop, NuCal Foods and Wal Mart. Each of the businesses have supported the firefighter’s association for more than 20 years, according to a news release.



Former Assistant Fire Chief Vince Lopez began the city of Rocklin’s annual Easter Egg Hunt more than 40 years ago. Last year, more than 1,500 children attended the egg hunt.


– Lauren Weber