A few hundred eager Easter egg hunters gathered for the annual Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz Easter Egg Hunt.
“We usually have the Easter egg hunt outside, but the weather forced us inside this year,” Park Recreation Director Nick Edmonds said. “I've been here for 24 years, and this tradition predates me. I think it goes all the way back to the early 1970's, when the park was first opened.”
The day begins with a buffet served at the Windows on the Water restaurant, followed by the arrival of the Easter Bunny at 2:30 p.m., and the egg hunt at 3 p.m.
“Our dining room does a wonderful holiday meal,” Edmonds said. “Usually, more than 1,000 join us for Easter brunch. United Methodist Church of Cadiz held a sunrise service this morning, so we served breakfast for 100, and I know we had 260 at our first brunch seating today. But, the Easter egg hunt is the exciting part.
“Typically, we get 300 - 400 kids, and we put out 3,000 eggs. Kids in that 7 – 9 age group are like vacuum cleaners, it's amazing how fast they can pick up those eggs. We have four age groups and give out prizes for each group, things the Easter Bunny would give you, baskets, candy and chocolates, little toys, and stuffed animals. The kids love it.”