Fort Richardson egg hunt draws big crowd

March 27, 2016     By: Sandi Argo

Saturday proved to be a perfect day for parents to take their little ones on an outdoor adventure. Once again, the folks at Fort Richardson provided the perfect place for them to hunt for Easter eggs filled with treats. From Denton, Springtown and many places in between, tots came from near and far to get a piece of the action…and candy!

With an estimated “couple ‘hunnerd” kids and likely 3 or 4 times that many eggs, everyone went home with plenty. The event started a little after 1 p.m. on Saturday, the late start due to stragglers that kept filing into the park. Little ones waited with great anticipation for the whistle to blow, to start the race for eggs.

Once the whistle blew, it was pandemonium on the field as kids frantically picked the plastic eggs up and dropped them into their baskets. No egg was left behind! Newcomers to the town and the Fort were “egg-cited” about the event, and the overall atmosphere of the park and Jacksboro.

Fort Richardson State Park will host Living History Days on April 8th and 9th. According to the Fort Richardson website:

Come and enjoy a day in the life of settlers in Texas.  There will be a doctor, nurse, hospital steward, artillery demo, Dutch oven cooking, blacksmith, quilters, telegraph operators, soldiers, and many more.  Friday the 8th will be dedicated to school groups with Saturday the 9th for the general public.


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