Sacramento’s Attempt at World Record Hit With Chaos During Easter Egg Hunt
I don't know if you have ever participated in a large-scale Easter Egg Hunt, but if you have you probably won't be surprised by this story from Sacramento, California. According to CBS Sacramento, the event hosted by a nonprofit group was supposed to raise awareness for Blue Heart International and put Sacramento into the record books for largest Easter Egg Hunt.
According to CBS, thousands of kids participated and over 500,000 eggs were hidden. That is when chaos ensued.
“There was no organization at all, they all trampled each other. Little two and three year olds were crying. The parents were scooping up all of the eggs for their kids and it was horrible,” said mother Tessa Moon.
Parents reportedly rushed onto the grass and started pushing and cursing at other children in order to get their hands on eggs and special prizes.
At the end of the day, kids were sad and parents were mad, and no world record was set.
As I wrote earlier, for those of you who have participated in large scale egg hunts, this doesn't surprise you. I remember when I was volunteering for an egg hunt and thousands of eggs were dropped from a helicopter. All was fine until parents started rushing in to help their kids. It was nuts and yes many kids were left crying then too.