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By Karla Pomeroy

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When did Easter egg hunts become a competitive sport?


April 15, 2017

When did Easter egg hunts become a competitive and at times, full contact sport?

I don’t recall going to any community Easter egg hunts growing up, but, in my journalism career I have covered a plethora of Easter egg hunts.

When I worked in Lovell there were three in one weekend — Byron, Cowley and Lovell, with Byron and Cowley on the Saturday of Easter weekend and a few hours apart so children could attend both if desired. I remember those egg hunts as fun. Sure there was always a few children who tried to start early, and occasionally a parent or two helping them find eggs ahead of ti...

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