Kids scramble for eggs in Round Lake Beach

  • Children, ages 3 and 4, hunt for Easter eggs as parents watch from behind glass during the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center.

    Children, ages 3 and 4, hunt for Easter eggs as parents watch from behind glass during the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Park district employee Jennifer Peterson helps 3-year-old Gabriel Alvarado collect Easter eggs at the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center.

    Park district employee Jennifer Peterson helps 3-year-old Gabriel Alvarado collect Easter eggs at the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Kris Chatlani, 4, of Gurnee shows off his haul of Easter eggs during the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center.

    Kris Chatlani, 4, of Gurnee shows off his haul of Easter eggs during the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Sam and Sarah Sanderson of Round Lake and their children, 11-month-old Elise, and 3-year-old Claire, visit the Easter Bunny at the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center.

    Sam and Sarah Sanderson of Round Lake and their children, 11-month-old Elise, and 3-year-old Claire, visit the Easter Bunny at the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Logan Carey of Round Lake collects Easter eggs at the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center.

    Logan Carey of Round Lake collects Easter eggs at the annual Egg Scramble at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 4/1/2017 4:37 PM

The Round Lake Area Park District held its annual Egg Scramble event Saturday at its Sports Center in Round Lake Beach.

More than 150 children ages 3 to 8 participated in three separate egg hunts during the event. Demo classes, pictures with Mr. Bunny and craft making added to the fun.

 

More than 70 of the participants were 3 and 4 years old. This was the third year the park district held the event indoors at the Round Lake Area Sports Center. Parents watched, armed with camera phones behind the glass of the indoor soccer field, as their children scrambled for Easter eggs.

"Just want to see my children happy," said Rosa Alvarado of Round Lake. "They love Easter egg hunts -- this is their second one this year."

For park district employee Jennifer Peterson, who was now working at the event, the egg hunt brought back memories. "I was about 7 years old when I first did the Easter egg hunt over at Harts Hill in Round Lake," she said.

Proceeds from the event benefits the FUNds for Recreation Scholarship Program.

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