A small panhandle town is hoping to start a new tradition this weekend. The town of Grand Ridge is hosting their inaugural Spring Festival and Egg Hunt.
Friday, the town was prepping for it.
"They've added all the eggs, bunnies, and trees just to make it more fun for the kids," said Amanda Nunn, an administrative assistant with the Town Hall.
Eggs and Easter bunnies made out of plywood in addition to planted trees are scattered throughout a softball field at John Thomas Porter Park in Grand Ridge. It's to help find hiding places for the eggs...which lie in garbage bags at Town Hall, waiting to be hidden.
"You counted each one of those this morning?"
"I did, by hand. All 3,000," said Nunn.
3,000 eggs, all stuffed with candy, along with some golden eggs worthy of some cash, will be up for grabs between two separate egg hunts.
The first one starts at 10 a.m., the second at 12:30 p.m.
"We're hoping for a good turnout ," said Nunn. "We put a lot of hard work and effort into it."
About 30 vendors will be set up along the football field.
"Were gonna have food vendors, shrimp on a stick, we're gonna have snowballs, we're gonna have vendors selling t-shirts, selling arts and crafts, jewelry," said Nunn.
Proceeds will go to Sneads High School's Project Graduation.
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"It will cover a lot of events that happen that night if we rent anything for them, cover the food, well have lots of prizes and everyone will leave with a good bit of cash hopefully depending on how much we raise throughout the year," said Crystal Avriett, a parent of a senior at SHS and volunteer with Project Graduation.
The town is preparing for hundreds and while it was quiet at Porter Park on Friday, the town is hoping for this first community Easter will become a new tradition.
"It gets everyone together, it brings the community together, and it's really nice to have," said Nunn.
Admission into the festival and the egg hunt is free. The event starts at 8 a.m. There will also be a free coloring contest and the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance.