Hundreds of kids and adults alike came out despite bitterly cold temperatures to participate in the 4th Annual Special Egg Hunt.
According to organizers from Front Range Church, volunteers worked quickly to clear snow and place approximately 30,000 eggs across the Douglas County High School football field. The three-hour-event likewise including face painting, jump castles, food trucks and more.
But what differentiates this community event from the rest is that it is designed to invite children from all walks of life. Along with a few traditional hunts, other times throughout the day had scheduled times for egg hunts specifically designed for hearing, vision, and mobility impaired participants.
“This is Front Range Church’s 4th year hosting the Special Egg Hunt and every year, we see more and more families coming out to celebrate and have fun,” said Ernest Smith, Pastor of Front Range Church.
Because it’s a community event that is truly about everyone. “This is my favorite event because it focuses on all people, all families,” he continued, “We offer traditional egg hunts, as well as egg hunts for those with special needs.”
Over the past few years, it has evolved into an Easter celebration that gives families – and their special needs children – a safe way to enjoy being a kid. “Tears come to my eyes watching kids with unique needs (like mobility, visual and sensory uniquenesses) get to participate in this spring tradition,” added Smith.