Hundreds come out for Easter Egg Hunt in Leland

Kids and their parents gather Easter eggs at North Brunswick High School (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY)

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds of kids and their parents gathered at North Brunswick High School in Leland Saturday morning to hunt for thousands of Easter eggs.

Every year, the town of Leland partners with area churches and NBHS to put on the egg hunt.

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This year, there were 12,000 eggs up for grabs for the kids aged zero to ten.

There was candy in most of the eggs, but some were able to be redeemed for board games, books, and more.

Crosswinds Church community pastor Scott Hennis says he loved seeing the community come together on Easter weekend.

“For us, it’s just a great opportunity to be together,” Hennis said. “We’re just using the platform of an egg hunt, more importantly, it’s about just getting the community together from all walks of life.”

After the egg hunt, kids were invited to play games and get their faces painted.

They could also meet Leland mayor Brenda Bozeman, who was in full costume as the Easter Bunny.