Kids flock to John Ball Park for Easter egg hunt

(March 26, 2016)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of kids in Grand Rapids collected candy on Saturday at one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in West Michigan.

The massive hunt is a tradition that has been happening at John Ball Park for decades.

(March 26, 2016)
(March 26, 2016)

Organizers told 24 Hour News 8 there was more than 10,000 pounds of candy for the taking this year. Our crew caught up with some of the smallest participants.

“Best part about Easter is you get people to throw the eggs and then we grab and put ‘em in our bag, and we take ‘em home and eat,” 6-year-old Jalen Harris said at the event.

The hunt is free for families, and all of the candy is donated. Many people, including members of the Grand Rapids Fire Department, volunteered their time to help.

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