You might say the Dixon Park District’s Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt, held Saturday morning at Lowell Park, was a bigger success than they expected.
For new Recreational Director Seth Nicklaus it was certainly a part of the learning process. Nicklaus said they had over 8,000 filled Easter Eggs and they advertised this year as the biggest and best they have ever had.
By the time it was over they had far more attend the event then they expected. Nicklaus said he was very happy with the support the district received and the people who came out.
Nicklaus said they learned some things this year and they plan on taking that knowledge and applying it to next year’s hunt.
For instance, the hunt was scheduled to start at 11am, but, by 11:30 there were still people trying to find a place to park. Nicklaus said they tried to delay the hunt to give those coming in late a chance, but, he said the kids waiting to start could not wait any longer. He said the crowd just took over.
The great weather, with blue skies and plenty of sunshine, also attributed to the huge turnout.