Hattiesburg, Lion's Club host 70th annual Easter Egg Hunt

Hattiesburg, Lion's Club host 70th annual Easter Egg Hunt

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg and the Lion's Club are celebrating seven decades of bringing smiles to children's faces at Easter.

Saturday morning, the 70th annual city-wide Easter Egg Hunt was held at Dahmer Park.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Hattiesburg Fire Department pitched in, as hundreds of children ran across several baseball fields to get their share of 7,000 plastic eggs filled with candy.

Accommodations were also made for some special-needs children.

"We also have special eggs for the visually-impaired and they hunt them by sound," said Susie Jones, recreation coordinator for the City of Hattiesburg.

"We are so grateful for our volunteers," said Cammi Griffin, president of the Hattiesburg Lion's Club. "Without them, we couldn't have this wonderful, grand occasion that we have every year."

The first city-wide Easter Egg Hunt was held in 1948.