Bartlett kids scramble for 10,000 Easter eggs

Nadiyah Sinkfield

Eight-year-old Nadiyah Sinkfield of Bartlett cracks open a plastic egg she found during the city's Easter egg hunt Saturday. Some eggs contained tickets to win prizes, and others kept children satisfied with bits of candy.
Photo by Carolyn Bahm

Mason King

After the madcap dash to grab colorful Easter eggs strewn across patches of Freeman Park, nine-month-old Mason King of Nashville puzzles over what the pretty plastic eggs are doing in his sporty basket.
Photo by Carolyn Bahm

Hundreds of children scrambled after thousands of candy-filled Easter eggs Saturday morning at Freeman Park in Bartlett.

A team of about 20 city employees arrived at the park hours before the crowds began trickling in. Their mission was to mark off the egg hunt areas for the different age groups and to set up the rest of the attractions.

Organizers estimated the families who gathered were in the thousands. (See the slideshow of our photos online.)

While the crowds pressed close to the yellow-taped egg hunt areas, the organizers began tossing a rainbow of 10,000 plastic eggs across the grass.

Then the Easter Bunny said, "Go!" and the race was on for the eggs filled with candy and prize tickets.

The morning's fun was courtesy of the City of Bartlett. Activities included Easter basket judging, egg hunts divided by age, moon bounces, golfing, crafts and free fingerprint ID kits for children.

Danny Welch, a gym employee at Singleton Community Center, took on the Easter Bunny's role, posing for photos with children.

The event is organized each year by the administration at Singleton.

Cathy McPherson, assistant facility manager at Singleton, said, "I thought the weather was beautiful, and the event just could not have gone any better."

Written by Carolyn Bahm, Express editor. Contact her at (901) 433-9138 or via email to