DALLAS - Ready, set, go! This group is serious about Easter Eggs. Kids ran down Flagpole Hill Thursday and snagged dozens of eggs within minutes. But if you look or listen a little closer, you’ll notice something special about this Easter Egg Hunt.
“It makes us feel absolutely awesome. We just want laughter and happiness,” said Janet Brown with AT&T Dallas Council Pioneers. “We’re helping kids feel that they’re a part of something fun.”
The kids participating live with some type of visual or hearing impairments.
“She’s vision impaired, she was a preemie, and she has a feeding tube, and she can’t talk right now,” Jasmine Cook said of her 5-year-old, Destiny White.
But nothing seems to be stopping anyone from having an eggcellent time!
“She has a different way of communicating. That was her way of telling us she was happy,” Cook explained as her daughter danced.
DISD and AT&T Pioneers teamed up for their Annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt. Some of the eggs vibrate and others make a sound.
There were also tons of activities, a fire truck, and a petting zoo. Talk about eggstra fun!
“There’s a beeping sound inside the egg,” 10-year-old Jackie Campuzano said. “I touched the tortoise, the snake, the hedgehog, the rabbit, and the little chicks. Candy, I like candy.”
The festivities are fun especially for kids like Hannah Ovalle.
“[I like] collecting eggs,” she smiled.
“She was in a regular class, and she was bullied a lot,” her aunt Yvette Frias said. “Now [she’s part of a new class] there’s children that share her same characteristics. She’s just so delighted to be with some people that are like her.”
Egg-ceptional work guys. No yolks about it!