SILT — It took less than two minutes for the kids to collect 6,000 plastic Easter eggs Saturday morning at Veteran’s Park in Silt.
An estimated 400-500 people turned out for the town’s annual event, which included the Easter Egg Hunt, free photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting and pastel-colored cotton candy.
The kids were divided into four age groups of 0-3, 1-6, 7-9, and 10 - 11, and the park divided into four sections for each age group.
But if you blinked, you would have missed it.
“I hid 6,000 eggs,” said Town Planner Janet Aluise, shaking her head with a big smile. “And it was all done in a minute or two.”
Michelle Lundeen of Silt, had her grandchild at the hunt and said she was heading down the road to another Easter Egg Hunt celebration at New Creation Church in Glenwood Springs. The event also included bouncy houses, face painting and a petting zoo.
“It sounds like fun — we’re going to go there after this,” Lundeen said.
The Rifle Lions Club and Columbine Ford presented the 80th annual Easter Egg Hunt in Rifle in Deerfield Park on Saturday afternoon. E.Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle held an Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday, April 12. About 30 children showed up and collected 300 eggs within less than five minutes.