Organizers prepare for Brownwood's 5th annual Great Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday

Big Brownwood easter egg hunt Saturday

BROWNWOOD, Texas - Event coordinators said this will be the biggest and best Easter egg hunt in central Texas. 

Organizers for the Great Easter Egg Hunt feel the pressure as a thousand kids are expected at Coggin Park Saturday, March 30. 

"Getting everything together is wild and everything, and you want to pull your hair out, but when you get here and you see these kids and how excited they are and just the enthusiasm they all have, it just makes everything worth it," said event coordinator Meghan Mask.

Mask was busy making final arrangements for the hunt, meeting with sponsors who allow the Easter egg hunt to be free. 

"We make everything available for the kids, from pony rides, hot dogs and Dr. Pepper, to the bounce house, everything is free," said Mask.

Carter Fleet is a second grader at Brownwood Elementary School. He attended the hunt last year.

"We went to the bounce houses and we went Easter egg hunting, it was really fun," said Fleet.

Fleet's favorite thing about the Easter egg hunt isn't the candy, it's, "The Easter bunny!" said Fleet.

Speaking of candy, there will be plenty of it Saturday for the kids.

"Over 17,000 pieces of candy, plus almost 2,000 eggs that will be stuffed with candy, so there's a lot," said Mask.

Participants are asked to bring a basket or sack for each child.

There will be designated hunting areas for Pre-K through 3rd grade children.

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