A little Easter competition

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 27, 2011

By David Vitrano


LAPLACE – Eight public parks in St. John the Baptist Parish hosted Easter egg hunts Saturday as the parish continued a tradition begun in 2007.

According to parish spokesperson Paige Braud, about 400 children came out for the annual festivities. To make the competition a little more fair, participants were divided into three age categories, 0-3, 4-7 and 8-12.

Each of the eight parks held an egg hunt, and participants were treated to pizza and juice after the hunt, but thanks to area civic organizations, each celebration had its own unique flair.

“Everybody kind of works together to make each park a little different,” said Braud, adding, “We’re always open for changes and making things better.”

Rysean Brown Sr., who brought his two sons, DiRen and Rysean Jr., to Highway 51 Park in LaPlace was happy he made it out Saturday.

“It was fun,” he said. “It inspires me. It also inspires the kids.”