MILTON, Ga. — Milton hosted its third annual community egg hunt last Saturday, with hundreds turning out for face-painting, egg hunting, crafts, music and a visit by the Easter Bunny on the beautiful spring day.
The event, held at Friendship Community Park, is put on in partnership with the city and Crabapple First Baptist Church.
Former Reach One pastor Breant Deakins presented the idea for a community egg hunt in 2015 and helped get churches, community groups and volunteers involved. With Reach One no longer involved, Crabapple First Baptist partnered with the city to hold the community event.
Since then, the city has hosted the event every year with hundreds of children and adults turning out for the egg hunt and other activities.
Activities at this year’s event also included music, games, crafts and a visit by Milton Police and Fire departments showing off their vehicles.
And of course, there were thousands of eggs to be found by the hundreds of children in attendance and a visit by the Easter Bunny.
“This is one of our favorite annual events to host, the community loves it,” said Courtney Spriggs, Milton’s community outreach manager.