Tegan Lindsey, just 20 months old, was smiling and enjoying her candy after she participated in her first Easter egg hunt Saturday morning.

She was not alone. About 200 children made the quick dash, looking for the plastic eggs filled with goodies in Lindsay Park during the Easter Egg Scramble in the Village of East Davenport.

It was all over in about two minutes. But with the candy came lots of smiles.

“It went very quick, but it was fun,” said Tegan’s mom, Kristi Lindsey of Eldridge. “It was her first Easter egg hunt, but she caught on. She saw the other kids picking up eggs so she did, too. She picked up all these eggs herself.”

“We got here just in time. It was quick, but good,” added Tegan’s dad, Ryan.

Also attending was their Burmese mountain dog, Marley. He seemed a bit disappointed he got no treats since the Lindseys have taken him to doggie egg hunts before. But his fun was to come later in the day at the doggie Easter egg hunt put on by the Humane Society of Scott County.

Aria Geigle, 13 months old, her sister, Cameron, 2, and brother Brayden, 4, loved the fun and the candy.

“It was great. They all got plenty of candy,” dad Grahm Geigle of Davenport said. “I like how it was organized.”

Betsy Tubbs, facilities operation manager for Davenport Parks and Recreation, said the department has hosted an annual Easter egg hunt for about 10 years at different parks in the city. But this year, it was moved to Lindsay Park to follow the first-ever Easter Egg Scramble 5K Run/Walk.

And many runners hung around to see their children find those eggs.

“I see a lot of numbers (worn by the runners),” Tubbs said. “That was the idea — one-stop shopping. And the weather cooperated.”

 


Earlier story: Aria Geigle, 13 months old, her sister, Cameron, 2, and brother Brayden, 4, loved the fun and the candy during the Easter Egg Scramble this morning in the Village of East Davenport.

About 200 children made the quick dash, looking for the plastic eggs filled with goodies in Lindsay Park. It was all over in about two minutes. But with the candy came lots of smiles.

“We have fun,” said their mom, Casey Geigle of Davenport.

“It was great. They all got plenty of candy,” said their dad Grahm Geigle. “I like how it was organized. They had two different age brackets. On one side they had the kindergartners and on the other side they had the pre-school on down.”

“It was great. Very organized for the age groups. We will come back next year,” said Casey’s mom, Kathy Fugate of Davenport.

Betsy Tubbs, facilities operation manager for the Davenport Parks Department, said they have hosted the egg hunt for about 10 years at different parks in the city. But this year, they decided to move it to Lindsay Park to be held right after the first-ever Easter Egg Scramble 5K Run/Walk. And many runners hung around to see their children find those eggs.

“We had about 200 kids,” she said. “I see a lot of numbers (worn by the runners). That was the idea, one-stop shopping. And the weather cooperated.”