Blue skies brighten Easter Egg hunt

Staff photos by Gage Cureton Brian Sprenger, left, takes a photo of his daughter Raeya, 1, as she meets the Easter bunny during the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday in German Park. For more photos, see page 8A.

NEW ULM — Amid warm temperatures and bright sunny skies, hundreds of local kids scrambled to grab eggs and candy at the annual Easter Egg hunt Saturday at German Park, sponsored by New Ulm Park and Recreation.

In recent years, the egg hunt was held at New Ulm Civic Center because of snow or weather concerns. However, a warm Easter weekend provided the opportunity for kids and family members to enjoy some crisp morning air.

With eggs and candy strewn about in three sections of German Park, kids waited to scamble for the treats in the grass before the Easter bunny gave the go ahead for kids to converge on the candy.

The three sections, each cordoned off by yellow tape, were separated according to age groups one through three, four through five and six through seven.

Kids had the opportunity to turn an egg in for a prize handed out by volunteers from New Ulm Park and Recreation and could even meet with the Easter bunny and other characters for a photo op.

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