Organizers hope egg hunt draws crowd

CNJ staff

Chaos and smiles are expected this weekend as children descend on the Guy Leeder Softball Complex in search of brightly colored Easter eggs.

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, organized by the city of Clovis and local sponsors, aims to draw more than 500 children to the softball complex Saturday morning to fill their Easter baskets, get their faces painted, and have an opportunity to win prizes.

The Clovis City Manager’s Office said they have gathered thousands of plastic eggs for the hunt and expect to gather more before Saturday.

“(The Easter egg hunt) is a great opportunity for the community to celebrate Easter. It’s a wonderful opportunity for kids to hunt Easter eggs and have a good time on a Saturday morning,” said Casey Peacock, Rooney and Moon Broadcasting promotional director,

Here are facts about the city of Clovis Community Easter Egg Hunt provided by the Clovis City Manager’s office and Rooney Moon Broadcasting.

• Between 4,000 and 5,000 Easter eggs are expected to be hidden at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex.

• The annual Easter egg hunt has been running for more than 6 years.

• The 4,000 to 5,000 Easter eggs will take a maximum of 45 minutes to hide.

• The 9 to 12-year-old group was the largest at the 2013 Community Easter Egg Hunt.

• The hiding process is manned by more than 16 people, with four to five people hiding eggs on each field.

Fast facts

What: Clovis Community Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Guy Leeder Softball Complex

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Who: Children ages up to 11 years old

Information: 769-7828