CAMAS — Children scrambled across the grass Sunday afternoon at Crown Park, swooping up plastic Easter eggs. Parents and grandparents stood on the sidelines, capturing what they could of the chaos with their cameras or smartphones.
“He went for the middle,” Cindi Olson said while watching her 8-year-old grandson Brody Olson in the hoopla. “He’s got it. He’s getting it. … Man, look at that. They’re gone.”
It was all over in less than 60 seconds.
The free Easter egg hunt, in its 24th year, drew about 2,000 people to the park and took about 100 volunteers to pull off, Camas’ special events coordinator Krista Bashaw said.
For the Olsons, it was their first time at the egg hunt, even though Cindi Olson, now of Vancouver, grew up in Camas.
The family talked strategy before the hunt began, but Brody decided to rely on instinct.