Clearwater, FL, April 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Clearwater Community Volunteers (http://clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org) held their 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Coachman Park downtown Clearwater, FL on April 24th, Easter Sunday, where thousands of excited children raced across the grass to find 25,000 candy filled eggs.
The Hunt happened at 12:30 pm sharp and was over in minutes. Organizers had urged: "Be there on time because when thousands of kids race across the grass to gather up over 25,000 candy-filled eggs, the whole thing is over within a matter of minutes." And that is exactly what happened. In 5 minutes flat, under the beautiful Clearwater sky, every last one of the 25,000 eggs had been gathered by the hunters.
The event for children 16 and under started with the race to find the most Easter eggs, candy, and of course, 250 of those famous Golden Eggs. Every child who found a Golden Egg received a stuffed bunny. There were two areas fenced off just for the little ones so they would be out of the mad scramble of their larger friends.
In addition to the main event, there were pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, rides on the “Bunny Express,” special entertainment, a giant inflatable slide and two bouncy houses - one for kids and one for tots. The Easter Bunny and his Mrs. wandered around making themselves available for photos with the kids.
The annual event is free and everyone was welcome. Children were asked to bring their Easter Basket or a bag to use while collecting their eggs and parents brought cameras for the many photo opportunities.
The Clearwater Community Volunteers (http://clearwatercommunityvolunteers.org), was established in 1994 by Church of Scientology parishioners with the purpose of helping to create a better community for all citizens of the city of Clearwater and Pinellas County. Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV), has raised money, food and toys for family and children’s charities such as the Boys & Girls Club, Everybody’s Tabernacle’s Homeless Emergency Project, the Red Cross, the victims of Katrina, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida®, The Children’s Home, Inc., and Winter Wonderland. CCV also adopted a platoon in Iraq of 28 men and sent them more than 50 packages of necessities and goodies. CCV gets its inspiration from the precept “Love and Help Children” one of the 21 precepts found in The Way to Happiness - A Common Sense Guide to Better Living by L. Ron Hubbard. For more information: Call 727-442-2099 or visit the website.