8,000 Easter eggs not enough for larger than expected crowds

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Children look forward to hunting eggs during the Easter weekend, but 8,000 of them are apparently not enough.

The Rock of Northeast Arkansas spread out thousands of Easter eggs in the center of the old track at Arkansas State University Saturday, organizing a large hunt for Jonesboro and the surrounding communities.

Much larger crowds than expected, however, attended the event, with kids snatching up the vast number in mere minutes.

Kenny Fields, the children's pastor, says the church will likely bring more next year.

"Even though we don't believe that Easter is so much about the Easter bunny or Easter eggs – it's about Christ's death and resurrection," Fields said, "we're able to be out here with (kids) and just have a great time with them and just invite them to church."

The Easter egg hunt kicked off the church's Easter services, which continued Saturday night and Sunday morning.

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