Apr 12, 2024

Numbers are growing for Great Bend Rec’s flashlight egg hunt

Posted Apr 12, 2024 6:00 PM

Great Bend Post

The Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission, is becoming one of the more popular spring events in the area. The event uses the classic egg hunt, but brings flashlights into the mix with the hunt taking place at night.

Great Bend Rec Marketing Director Megan Hammeke said 364 children, between the ages of three and 12, searched for thousands of eggs at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

"We divide the four fields for age groups," said Hammeke. "The baseball field is the biggest and is used by the 9-12 year olds. All the eggs for the bigger kids were black to make it harder to find."

Hammeke said there was more than 10,000 eggs throughout the four fields for all of the age groups. In addition to the children, an estimated 564 spectators were there for the event.

"It wasn't as dark as the year before, mainly because Easter was so early this year," said Hammeke. "We knew there was a chance of it being so cold, so we went a little before."

New this year, a fireworks show was provided following the egg hunt.