The inaugural egg hunt was held at the Nova Recreation Center.
Little Elena Nugent grabbed the black chain-linked fence with both hands as she peered out into the baseball field where 20,000 eggs were almost ready to be hunted. Jane Nugent held the 2 year old, and attempted to make conversation about the upcoming search, but Elena’s focused could not be broken.
When Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Fraser finally gave the go to start the egg hunt, the Nugent duo disappeared into the crowd.
Nearly 200 kids and their families attended the inaugural Egg Hunt, hosted by the chamber and Anchor Group. The kids ran, walked and crawled their way to find eggs that contain candy, small toys, and the coveted golden ticket that could be used to buy prizes.
Alyssa Hodgson, assistant with Anchor Group, said they wanted to recreate the large event that used to be held at The Casements.
“We just wanted to do something for the community.”