17,000 plastic eggs + 35,000 pieces of candy = stampede at Wong Stadium
Hilo, Hawaii – Video by David Corrigan
Thousands of children charged at the sound of the air-horn towards an open field full of plastic Easter Eggs. The rampage of keiki signalled the start to an Easter weekend in Hawaii, as the 17th Annual Biggest Easter Egg Hunt was held at Wong Stadium.
17,000 eggs sounds like a lot, but they disappear quickly when rushed by thousands of children. Luckily, the hordes were split into different age groups in order to keep competition between the 3 and unders on an even keel with the 9 to 12 year olds. (After all, the parents of the 3 and unders are known to take no prisoners when assisting their toddlers.)
The event also featured pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg decorating, and contests in milk drinking and ice cream eating.
The egg hunt was sponsored by the Department of Parks & Recreation, Hilo Jaycees, Hilo High School Key Club, Waiakea High School Key Club, KTA Super Stores, Andrews Athletic Association, Hilo/Waiakea Intermediate Builders, Hilo High School D.A.T. Team, Meadow Gold Dairies Inc., and Hopaco.