Big Easter egg hunt in a small EKY community

By Jerrika Insco | 

There was a big Easter hunt in the small community of Wheelwright!

It is a 30-year-old tradition many people say they make sure to pencil into their Easter Sunday schedule.

"We wait until the churches are out, so everybody has the opportunity to go to church. Everybody is happy and we get a good crowd. That's why we do it just for everybody to enjoy themselves," said Andy Akers, the city of Wheelwright mayor.

And everything is always free from the egg hunt to the prizes, so everyone can come dressed in their Sunday best.

"The city and the fire department provide the majority of it. Some people donate and we do it every year," said Mayor Akers.

The event pulls the community together with nearly 100 kids all ready to hunt for Easter bliss.

Easter is not about these egg hunts, but for kids, like 5-year-old Peyton, that is the best part.

"I think it's fun to hunt Easter eggs because you get to run and have fun with your friends and family," said 6-year-old Chloe Hall.

Many parents say Easter would not be as special without the volunteer fire department's dedication to the event every year.

The Wheelwright Volunteer Fire Department collected more than 400 dollars in a couple of hours during a road block in the small community to help pay for the Easter event.

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