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      Hundreds of kids hunting down Easter eggs

      The dark rainy skies and the cool weather did not stop kids and their families from attending an annual Easter tradition.

      The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department and the Women of Cardinal Key hosted the 35th annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of Truman State University Saturday morning.

      About 500-600 kids showed up and lined up along The Quad for a chance to grab those colorful easter eggs filled with lots of candy.

      Organizers say this is the biggest turnout they have seen in years and it took only two minutes for all eggs to be gone.

      "It's definitely an experience if you've never been here. It is very quick. It's interesting when you think about how many hours of egg stuffing went into just a few seconds. It's mindblowing to see," said Recreation Specialist Robin Harden.

      The Easter bunny also made an appearance at the egg hunt to hang out and take pictures with the kids. Even our very own Meteorologist Vanessa Alonso joined in on the fun.

      Organizers are bringing the event back next year with more easter eggs than ever.