Hunting for Easter eggs

By Amanda Hari

April 5, 2014 Updated Apr 5, 2014 at 11:48 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Easter is two weeks away but some kids are already getting in the holiday spirit.

Seton Catholic Central's fourth annual Easter egg hunt drew hundreds of people Saturday morning.

Over 250 children searched five different rooms in the high school for multi-colored eggs. The eggs were empty and traded in for a goody bag filled with candy.

Even though the hunt is opened to the public, organizers said it was a way for catholic school students, teachers and parents to get together.

"We're a family and we're a community, catholic schools,” said Laura Levis, the organizer of the hunt. “So it's like a gathering for us and we get to see each other."

Levis called it a fun way to introduce the younger kids to the high school they will be attending in the future.

There were also arts and crafts, a bounce slide and a bake sale. The money from the bake sale will go towards the sixth graders class trip.

The hunt cost $3 for adults and children under 12 were admitted for free.

Each holiday event is sponsored by one of the catholic schools in the area. The Easter egg hunt was sponsored by St. James School.

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