Cass Parks' 'Night of Two Thousand Eggs' a successPublished 1:47pm Thursday, April 1, 2010
By BRETT PHILLIPS
VANDALIA – The annual “Night of Two Thousand Eggs” egg hunt was held Saturday at Dr. T.K. Lawless Park in Vandalia.
The festivities were complete with wagon rides, a bon fire, petting zoo, many other games and a lighted Easter egg hunt after dusk. This event was sponsored by the Cass County Parks and Recreation Commission, The Friends of Cass County Parks and Cass District Library.
At the lighted egg hunt children ages 2-10 were split into three age groups and were set loose with their flashlights to try to capture the 2,000 eggs.
Scott Wyman, Cass County parks director, was very optimistic about the night’s entertainment.
“If last year was any indication, there won’t be one egg left,” Wyman said, “and there were only 1,000 eggs last year.”
Wyman was also very excited about hosting the event.
“It’s all volunteer help that puts this together,” Wyman said. “We couldn’t do it without them.”
In addition to the hundreds of families present, the royalty of Edwardsburg Schools also attended the night’s festivities.
India Jackson was granted the title of Miss Edwardsburg in September 2009. She was one of the volunteers to help with the activities for the night.
“I’m just here to help in the community,” Jackson said. “I’ve always loved going to this event”
With their bags full of eggs at the end of the night, hundreds of children trudged wearily back to their cars and began the wait for next year’s hunt.