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Spring Egg Hunt Goes Inside on Wintry Morning

Farmington families enjoy annual tradition and magic show.

This year, the name Spring Egg Hunt was somewhat of a misnomer. A dip in temperature and a light snow drove the Farmington Recreation egg hunt inside but couldn't stop a crowd of determined children from more than 3,000 pieces of chocolate placed for the event Saturday morning at West Woods Upper Elementary School.

Hundreds of kids lined the perimeter of the school gym and waited for Geoffery Porter to say "three."

"When I count to three the egg hunt will become an egg race," Porter said.

Within moments the children, divided into 6 and under and 7 and up, scattered and the 1,100 colored eggs had been collected.

Porter estimated about 350 people attended the event - far more than expected on a snowy morning. The event is usually more a challenge because it is held outside on the school's larger courtyard.

After the eggs had been collected, families headed down the hall, greeted a giant bunny who was giving out more candy, then settled in to watch illusionist David Garrity's magic show.

The annual egg hunt and show was offered by the Farmington Recreation Department. Nonperishable food items were collected to benefit the Farmington Food Pantry.

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