Preferred Family Healthcare hosts community Easter egg hunt

Saturday morning's rainy weather did not hinder to the area's Easter egg hunts. At Preferred Family Healthcare in Kirksville, about 100 people turned out for its community Easter egg hunt and hot dog lunch.

With 1,000 eggs up for grabs, the kids wasted no time. The prize: plastic eggs filled with chocolate, Starbursts and gum.

While Hy-Vee sponsored the hot dog lunch, the employees of Preferred Family Healthcare organized the event.

"I think it's a really great way to do some outreach to the community, get our name out there in a positive light, help the community out, and let the kids hunt for some candy, and have a good time," said Stephanie Becker, an accountant at Preferred Family Healthcare and lead organizer of the egg hunt.

"It was really fun. I wish a lot more people could've been here. It was really amazing," said Kaitlea Garr of Lancaster, Missouri. Garr attended the hunt with her brother and grandmother.

Firefighters from the Kirksville Fire Department were also on hand to show the kids the gadgets on their fire truck.