Local children search for treats and prizes at Egg Drop

HARLINGEN — “Yeah. You got it. You got it.”

Dina Vasquez was cheering on her young grandson Rigo Vasquez III as he reached down to grab a plastic Easter Egg. The boy, only a year old, didn’t have to reach very far. He seemed to enjoy this new experience with his grandmother and his mother Ashley Vasquez.

They were in a field at Fair Park where colorful Easter Eggs had been scattered like confetti as part of the VP Egg Drop held yesterday by Valley Praise church. Numerous tables and booths were set up to offer temporary tattoos, sack races and other activities.

Each activity gave the children a chance to have their wrist band stamped, said Janine Campbell, event coordinator for Valley Praise church.

After the children had four stamps on their wrist bands, they were granted the opportunity to enter the field full of plastic eggs.

The steady flow of children into the field to collect the eggs made it a continuous egg hunt, rather than allowing the children to charge in all at once.

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