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Milan Police Department Saturday Easter Egg Hunt at Zuni Mt. Golf Course

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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:00 am

MILAN - Children between two- and 10-years-old can hunt for more than 3,600 eggs and vie for the gold in the third annual Milan Police Department Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday.

This year, the family event moved into the Village of Milan proper. Instead of going to the familiar Kern’s Field for the event, egg hunters and families should go to Zuni Mountain Golf Course on Motel Drive just off Horizon. The entrance to the course is through the gates next to the building just off the parking lot.

Milan Police officers will be on hand to direct families to find parking, and keep an eye on traffic.

Department egg spokesman Jeff Marez said this year egg-hunters would gather eggs by age group before the “go” signal is given.

Marez said the department stuffed over 3.600 eggs, responding to the large number of participants last year, when more than 600 kids competed for more than 2,000 eggs. Instead of food giveaways, the Milan Police Department decided to put the money into big prizes, Marez said.

Police Chief Jerry Stephens added that the department would not use gold eggs for the grand prizes this year. Instead, hunters will race for hidden plastic eggs as usual, but some will find a prize slip inside an ordinary colored egg.

The police department bought 16 bicycles to add to the grand prizes this year - four for each age group, Stephens said.

The department has prizes for all ages, Marez said.

For more information, call the Milan Police Department at 287-4491

By Helen Davis

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