Easter festivities abound at Washington Terrace

Mar. 29, 2013 @ 04:18 PM

Weather was on the city of High Point’s side Friday morning as the Washington Terrace Park held its annual Easter Egg Hunt that attracted hundreds of kids and their parents, ready for fun, egg hunts and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
This year’s event kicked off with a parade full of community civic groups, youth groups and cars. There were inflatables, bounce houses and food vendors to keep the children occupied in between hunts. There also was a train that rode families around the park.
Victoria Garrett, recreation center director, said the staff was busy trying to hide the 4,000 eggs that they put together for the event.
“The annual hunt has been going on for years and is a big event that takes place here,” Garrett said. “The eggs are filled with plenty of candy. We had plenty of people tell us that it is great weather for hunt with it not being windy and not too cold.”
One of the biggest attractions was the coloring contest. Children were able to decorate their eggs as they like and be entered for a drawing. The prizes given this year was four bikes for the best drawing.
Lytoya Jackson was at the event because her daughter, Aliyah Jackson-Backstrom, 8, is part of the ADAPT program from Archer Elementary in Greensboro. The program led the parade.
“I didn’t really know anything about this, but my daughter attends the ADAPT program, and she was part of the parade,” Jackson said. “It’s good that they have this for the kids.”
Jackson’s daughter, Aliyah, said her favorite part of the day was getting pizza.
Beth Farrell brought her daughter, Abby, 5, out to participate in the event.
“This is a fun, family-friendly event, and we come just about every year,” Farrell said. “It’s great to be able to come out in the neighborhood, jump around, find some eggs and eat a little bit of food.”
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