Monday, March 30, 2015

100 kids and 200 lbs of treats at Co-op Easter Egg Hunt

Ryder shows off his haul
T. Lucas photos

Toni Lucas

Pincher Creek Co-op held their annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Co-op grocery store on the evening of Sunday, March 29, 2015. Over one hundred kids gathered around the store entrance to visit with Cooper the Co-op mascot and to wait for their turn to hunt for candy.

Cooper greets the kids
Organizers let groups of children into the store based on age group. The youngest children went in first, then they let in the next oldest age group until all the children had the chance to hunt for eggs. Siblings waited for their turn and moms and dads watched the action through the windows and gate.

On your mark...
"This year we have 200 pounds of candy," said Grocery Manager Shannon Donovan, who added that this tradition has been going since at least 2010. There were chocolate eggs, candy, gum, even the occasional toy scattered in the aisles by staff for every group of kids that participated.

Enzo and Carlos
At the end of the event the aisles were 'swept clean' by the last group of remaining children. They had no time limit, just the directive to make sure that all the loose candy on the floor was gone with them.

The scramble



The Easter Donovan
Miranda and Abbi on the run!
Lucy and Nathan
The hunt was on!

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