Early morning rains almost washed out the annual City of Miami Springs Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday, April 19 but always-resilient Program Supervisor Patti Bradley moved the event into the Community Center gym.
The pre-dawn rains, along with tornado warnings, made usual location Prince Field unusable, so Bradley shifted gears and the egg hunt, more of an egg gathering, was moved inside.
“We had five bounce houses and a Ferris wheel ordered and other events planned but the field was too soggy for heavy delivery trucks to drive on,” said Bradley. “It would have severely damaged the field and it would have been costly to repair for sports.”
Kids ages 5 and under could participate free but parents of older children were charged $2 for a bracelet for each child who participated. Bradley said those who didn’t attend could receive a credit for next year or any other upcoming event. More than 400 bracelets had been sold in advance.
The event for kids ages 3 and under began at 10:30 a.m. followed by ages 6-8 at 11 and ages 9-11 at 11:30. Parents and the little one scrambled across the gym floor for hollow plastic eggs and kids who grabbed special sparkly eggs won an Easter Basket.
Her eyes moist over the turn of events, Bradley said, “Unfortunately, you can’t plan on the weather.”