Preschoolers and kindergartners will hunt together, first and second graders will hunt together and third and fourth graders will hunt together at the Camanche event.
“This year we’re separating it out because we do have more room,” Temple said. “It’s more open now and the kids won’t have to worry about running into each other. It’s just a lot safer.”
Fulton also will segregate the age groups during their Easter egg hunt, but fifth graders also are welcomed to take part.
While each event is geared toward children, it is also aimed at unity and togetherness for each community. Plus, there’s enough candy to go around.
Temple estimated the Kiwanis Club, with donations from Wal-Mart, Kwik Star, Culvers and Emanuel Lutheran Church, purchased around $400 worth of candy to be distributed for the hunt.
The same amount is expected during the Fulton Easter egg hunt, according to Norman, and if the weather holds up, it will be gone before they know it.
“It’s just a free-for-all for any candy they can get,” she said.