Rio's 8-year-old brother, Kai, got a football, too, but gave it away. "All had candy or prizes in them", Moose Lodge Governor Jim Pierce said.
"My kids are extremely happy to be here, and to be able to pay and interact with thousands of other kids their age make me happy for them", Wilson said.
Burns Harbor Park Director Kim Burton said they made a decision to build upon last year's event since it was a way to reach all area children. "How does it make you feel to get a lot of candy?" an Action News reporter asked.
There were so many children, almost a hundred more than previous year, organizers grew concerned they wouldn't have enough bags of candy.
"That he died, he was buried and he rose again, and he did that to die for our sins and he offers us salvation through that", said Laird.
If you were in Kearney Saturday you may have seen Easter eggs falling from the sky.
"Now especially that I've had children, we want to create some customs and rituals every year to have some fun, customs and rituals that they can remember and they can share with their children", Trinni Franke said.More news: North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war
Dilky Abayarathna, 5, found seven eggs and said her favourite part of the day was "eating chocolate".
"In the section I was in, there wasn't anyone who didn't seem to find something", Jehle said.
RP Broadcasting hosted the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt where families could bring children ages 12 and younger to the event for free if they picked up ticket at locations at various spots around town.
"It's a nice event", said Cecilia Villegas, one son on her shoulders, the other on her back.
"Some Bunny told me it's 10:30!" announced BSA District Committee Chair Jennifer Hall, as a ragged line of kids, each clutching a bag or a basket, wobbling and lurching with anticipation. For most German kids Easter egg hunting takes place at home, and only on Easter Sunday.
Margaret Kellogg, of Ashtabula, said her three grandchildren have been looking forward to the event for the last week.
The next part of our Easter ritual usually involves dressing those sweet cherubs up in overpriced outfits and dragging them to church where we expect them to sit still and behave.