An Easter Eggs-travaganza at Old Smokey!

The weather was sunny and pleasant as a record number of children turned out to enjoy a good old fashioned Easter Egg scramble at Old Smokey City Park on Saturday, April 13.

The park District hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt, welcoming a total of 271 children to the park this year, the largest in the history of the event.

The parks provided 1,000 for each of the three age groups represented, all of which were scooped up by the exited children in just minutes.

The children also got to visit with the Easter Bunny himself.

The park district said this year’s turnout beat the previous largest turnout by more than 100 kids.

The Braidwood Knights of Columbus handed out 200 free aster baskets. The district also noted that donations of free food and ice cream cone coupons were provided by the Braidwood McDonald’s and the Polk-A-Dot Drive-in