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Hundreds Show Up for Kiwanis Egg Hunt

KiwanisegghuntMEDFORD, Ore. – The moment the ribbons were cut, kids raced to grab as much candy as they could Saturday at the annual Kiwanis Egg Hunt in Hawthorne Park.

Medford Kiwanis members said every year they see about 500 kids show up for the egg hunt in the park. Members are prepared to hand out about 40 pounds of candy. Balloons were handed out and the Easter Bunny was even there to cheer the kids on and pose for photographs.

Past president of Kiwanis of Medford, Ronald Naumann, said it’s marvelous to see the kids get so excited about the event. “We joke about it starting at 10:00 and being over at 10:02 because the kids take no time at all to find all the eggs!” Naumann said.

Kiwanis club members said they appreciate the help of high school volunteers who help make the event possible every year.