Barbourville celebrates Easter

Filling baskets

In less time than it would take to run the bases, over 100 children ages 0-8 snatched up over 8,000 Easter Eggs at the city ball fields Saturday during Barbourville’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The Barbourville City Street Department ‘hid’ the eggs earlier in the morning and then stood by to make sure none of the eggs disappeared before the hunt. Park Manager Kenny Williamson manned the concession stand throughout the morning, ready with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate and hotdogs.

After the hunt was over, he exchanged prize tickets hidden in numerous eggs for prizes and filled Easter Baskets.

Both the Easter Bunny and Sponge Bob Square Pants visited with the children before Barbourville’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Children could barely contain their excitement waiting for the Barbourville Police Department’s siren go to off so they could race from the ballpark’s infield to the grassy outfield where lots of candy and prize-filled eggs were ‘hidden.’