Castle Pines Easter egg hunt gives big and gives back
These Castle Pines youngsters are ready and waiting …
Submitted by Scott and Kelsey Lasher
A crowd of approximately 1,000 Castle Pines residents filled their colorful baskets to the brim with eggs and prizes at Coyote Ridge Park on Saturday, March 31. The annual event was sponsored by Solid Life Church.
More than 16,000 candy-filled eggs and hundreds of other prizes blanketed the park and were quickly gobbled up as kids from ages one to 11 swarmed the field to collect their Easter treasures. After the kid’s hunt, parents participated in their own hunt, finding eggs filled with dozens of prizes, including one egg with $100 cash in it.
The large crowd brought an excitement that filled the air. That’s not all they brought though.
This year, Solid Life Church added another element to the Castle Pines Easter tradition by asking residents to bring non-perishable food items for the Douglas/Elbert County Task Force.
By the end of the hunt, more than 550 pounds of food had been donated.
“Solid Life has a heart for this community and wanted to give in an even greater way this year,” said co-lead pastor Becky Stutzman.
At the end of the event, it was clear the annual hunt was a huge success and many residents voiced positive feedback. To view a complete photo album of the event, go to www.CastlePinesConnection.com “Photo Album.”