Pictures from our Southeast Nashville Event this past weekend! Thanks to everyone who helped to make it a success for our children and families. Click on link above to view more. Also below is the Tennessean's article on the event
Children flood the Metro Soccer Complex on Saturday looking for Easter eggs at the 10th annual Southeast Easter Event, Antioch's biggest egg hunt. / Alan Poizner / For The Tennessean
Antioch’s biggest Easter egg hunt is a combination of thousands of rambunctious kids and many more thousands of eggs — some filled with nothing more than a mini-pack of SweeTarts, others with orange slips of paper redeemable for big toys.
“He found 14 eggs, so he is winning in my book,” said John Little III, smiling down at his son, John Little IV, as the boy had a bat painted on his face Saturday. “This is our second year. It provides a lot of fun, it’s diverse, and they’ve got an age 4 and younger category for the little kids.”
In its 10th year, the Southeast Easter Event is the brainchild of Metro Councilwoman Karen Johnson, who said she was inspired by neighbors who asked her to put together a festival that was uniquely Antioch.
It’s an egg race more than an egg hunt, with the colorful globes in full view on a Donelson Pike soccer field. The free event also featured a performance stage, booths selling food and services, a Metro Nashville Police Department SWAT team display and — perhaps most popular — SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and other characters posing for cellphone pictures.