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Families Flock to Annual Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt

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ST. PETER, MINN. -

You may prefer them poached, scrambled or even fried, but for the St. Peter Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt they were required to be...plastic.

The Jaycees have been hosting the egg hunt for kids 12 and under in St Peter for 10 years now.

Nicole Meyer with the St. Peter Jaycees said, "The Jaycees like to give back to the community. We try to benefit the youth of our community and it's fun, honestly it's fun to see how excited the kids get."

Youth made a mad dash to get their share of $800 dollars worth of candy filled eggs, prizes, and other treats.

Meyer said, "We kid that it starts at 10 and it's over by 10:01."

Ask any kid what their favorite part is, and you will get the same answer.

 "Getting candy!" said one 7-year-old egg hunter.

Although the goal is to get as many eggs and treats as fast as you can, this egg hunt is also about teaching children the value of giving back.

Families were asked to bring a nonperishable food item that will be donated to the local food shelf.

The Mankato Jaycees also hosted their annual egg hunt Saturday. Nearly 6000 prize and candy-filled eggs were up for grabs there.