Two years ago, Omaha’s Stinson Park egg hunt had 2,000 eggs. They bumped it up to 5,000 last year and this year, 8,000 eggs will fill the park lawn near 67th and Center on Saturday.
“You basically can't walk through the park without hitting an egg and still these kids, my daughter, it takes her an hour to clean up the living room,” says Jones Brothers Cupcakes owner Bill Jones. “In about 45 seconds, the eggs will be gone."
Jones Brothers Cupcakes hosts the Aksarben Village egg hunt. It already faces a busy season filling Easter baking orders so it hires a group out of Springfield, Missouri to fill the eggs. That group, Sunny Bunny Eggs, provides employment opportunities to adults with disabilities. Jones says it costs a little more to have them filled, but it's well worth it.
The hunt starts at 1 p.m. A magic show and face painting continue until 3 p.m.