Mud, gray skies and a persistent drizzle weren’t enough to stop Bartlett’s popular Easter egg hunt Saturday. W.J. Freeman Park entertained a crowd of eager raincoat-clad children who showed up with their Easter baskets, buckets and bags to see who could grab the most eggs.
This year, however, no racing and grabbing were necessary. Because of the weather conditions, Parks & Recreation Department employees had the children form lines and filled their buckets with handfuls of candy-stuffed plastic eggs. The children could barely step away from the line before they were digging into the eggs to see who got candy and who won a prize.
A handful of creative families dropped off children’s decorated hats for the Easter bonnet design contest. Some had simple silk flowers around the brim, while others got fanciful with decorations of frilly birds, eggs, carrots and even a baby shark with bunny ears.
Bonnet winners include:
- 0-3 age group: First place, Miles Maznard; and second place, Empress Ferrell
- 4-5 age group: No entries
- 6-7 age group: First place, Brooklyn Wright
- 8-10 age group: First place, Shyler Salmon; second place, Ella Berg; and third place, Kaidence McNease